Yasunori Mononobe

Yasunori Mononobe (物延 靖記, Mononobe Yasunori, born 30 May 1985) is a Japanese swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1][2] He represented his nation Japan at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has won a gold medal as a member of the Japanese swimming team in the 800 m freestyle relay at the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia (7:11.54).[3]

Yasunori Mononobe
Personal information
Full nameYasunori Mononobe
National team Japan
Born (1985-05-30) 30 May 1985
Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
ClubCentral Sports (JPN)[1]
CoachRyuji Kojima[1]

Mononobe competed as a member of the Japanese team in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Despite missing out the individual spot in the 200 m freestyle, he managed to place third at the Olympic trials in Tokyo (1:49.04) to earn a selection on the relay team.[4] Teaming with Hisato Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Okumura, and Sho Uchida in the final, Matsumoto swam the anchor leg to close the race with a split of 1:48.62, but the Japanese team had to settle for seventh place with 7:10.31.[5][6]


  1. "Yasunori Mononobe". Beijing 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Yasunori Mononobe". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  3. "World University Games, Swimming: Ryosuke Irie Scares World Record in 200 Back, Kevin Swander Smashes American Record in 50 Breast". Swimming World Magazine. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. "Japanese Olympic Trials: Add Hanae Itoh to Sub-Minute 100 Back Club". Swimming World Magazine. 19 April 2008. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  5. "Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Final". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  6. Lohn, John (12 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: U.S. Men Break 7:00 In Men's 800 Freestyle Relay". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013.

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