Katsuo Takaishi

1906 - 1966

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Katsuo Takaishi (高石 勝男, Takaishi Katsuo, October 14, 1906 – April 13, 1966) was a Japanese swimmer, swimming coach and sports administrator.Takaishi was born in Osaka and graduated from Waseda University. During the 1923 Far Eastern Games held in Osaka, he won all three freestyle swimming events, which secured him a place on the Japanese Olympic team. At the 1924 Olympics, Takaishi placed fourth in the 4 × 200 meter freestyle relay and fifth in the 100 m freestyle and in the 1500 m freestyle event. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Katsuo Takaishi has received more than 14,319 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Katsuo Takaishi is the 170th most popular swimmer (down from 99th in 2019), the 1,757th most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,643rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Japanese Swimmer.

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Over the past year Katsuo Takaishi has had the most page views in the with 3,090 views, followed by English (1,247), and Chinese (540). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (72.53%), Russian (17.73%), and Catalan (15.03%)


Among swimmers, Katsuo Takaishi ranks 170 out of 709Before him are Joan Harrison, Anthony Nesty, Sarah Sjöström, Caren Metschuck, Kaye Hall, and Novella Calligaris. After him are Annie Speirs, Steve Clark, Mina Wylie, Bruce Furniss, Felipe Muñoz, and Brenda Helser.

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Among people born in 1906, Katsuo Takaishi ranks 417Before him are Mauri Rose, Alfredo Pitto, James Corson, Pat O'Callaghan, Oscar Levant, and Cuth Harrison. After him are Hiram Fong, Abraham Beame, Dorothy Tree, Irving Jaffee, Dunc Gray, and Sue Carol. Among people deceased in 1966, Katsuo Takaishi ranks 227Before him are George Goulding, Bimal Roy, Alfred Engelsen, Ethel Clayton, Marguerite Higgins, and Lucy Burns. After him are Louis A. Johnson, Sydney Camm, Walt Hansgen, William Frawley, Carmelita Geraghty, and Harry F. Byrd.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Katsuo Takaishi ranks 1,757 out of 6,245Before him are Byron Howard (1968), Sabu (1964), Sakon Yamamoto (1982), Yui Hatano (1988), Genki Haraguchi (1991), and Yuriko Shima (1959). After him are Keiko Kitagawa (1986), Yasuharu Kurata (1963), Kōhei Horikoshi (1986), Nobuyuki Kojima (1966), Michie Tomizawa (1961), and Kin Endate (1960).

Among SWIMMERS In Japan

Among swimmers born in Japan, Katsuo Takaishi ranks 7Before him are Yasuji Miyazaki (1916), Shigeo Arai (1916), Kusuo Kitamura (1917), Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (1903), Hideko Maehata (1914), and Shiro Hashizume (1928). After him are Kosuke Kitajima (1982), Daichi Suzuki (1967), Daiya Seto (1994), Kosuke Hagino (1994), Ryosuke Irie (1990), and Yasuhiro Koseki (1992).