Athletes

100m butterfly world record holder Swimming

TOKAIRIN Dai

Nickname:Dai

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  • Sport
    Swimming
  • DOB
    1999-03-09
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Yamagata City, Yamagata
  • Team
    Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Position/Class
    S14/SB14/SM14
  • Results
    ・2018
     1st Japan Intellectual Impairment Championships New Year Meet (Chiba)
     200m Individual Medley: 1st Place
     100m Butterfly: 1st Place
    ・2018
     2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships (Australia)
     200m Individual Medley: 1st Place
     100m Butterfly: 1st Place
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
     100m Breaststroke: 2nd Place
     200m Individual Medley: 1st Place
    ・2018
     21st Japan Intellectual Impairment Championships (25m) Swimming Event (Ishikawa)
     200m Individual Medley: 1st Place
     100m Freestyle: 1st Place
     50m Freestyle: 1st Place
    ・2018
     35th Japan Para Swimming Championships (Mie)
     200m Individual Medley: 2nd Place
     200m Freestyle: 3rd Place
  • On the autism spectrum. Joined the Yamagata Dolphin Club—which he still attends, along with his older brother—at 4 years old, and began swimming. Went through the training course, then onto the athlete course, following in his brother’s footsteps, and joined the swimming club in middle school. Though he was unable to fulfill his dream of competing in a national tournament, he was able to build his strength, training amongst the able-bodied swimmers. Competed for the first time in a para swimming tournament as a first-year at a special education high school. Made his presence known by winning two freestyle events at the JSCA Japan Intellectual Impairment Championships Swimming Event, and the following year, in 2015, began competing in international tournaments as part of the Japan national team. In 2016, competed in the qualifiers for the Rio Paralympic Games as a contender for the Japan national team, but was unable to qualify, losing him his ticket to compete in the Rio Paralympic Games. Went on to perform very well, setting new Japan records in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and 200m individual medley, and setting a new world record in the 100m butterfly in 2018. He currently does janitorial work at Aiesu (Bell Miyamachi, a private senior/nursing home), while working towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Employee of Mitsubishi Corporation since 2018.