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Shigeo Arai

1916 - 1944

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Shigeo Arai (新井 茂雄, Arai Shigeo, August 8, 1916 – July 19, 1944) was a Japanese freestyle swimmer who competed at the 1936 Olympics. He won a gold medal in 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, setting a world record. In the individual 100 m race he finished almost simultaneously with Masanori Yusa and Masaharu Taguchi and was awarded a bronze medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shigeo Arai has received more than 18,373 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Shigeo Arai is the 27th most popular swimmer (up from 60th in 2019), the 1,091st most popular biography from Japan and the 2nd most popular Japanese Swimmer.

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Among SWIMMERS

Among swimmers, Shigeo Arai ranks 27 out of 392Before him are Alexander Popov, Greta Andersen, George Hodgson, George Kojac, Ferenc Csik, and Clarke Scholes. After him are Helene Madison, Đurđica Bjedov, Hilde Schrader, Frederick Lane, Matt Biondi, and Bill Smith.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1916, Shigeo Arai ranks 193Before him are Bruno Chizzo, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Veronika Dudarova, Milton Babbitt, Gaylord Nelson, and Eugene McCarthy. After him are Guy Lapébie, Bernard Binlin Dadié, Olga Lepeshinskaya, Nancye Wynne Bolton, Julien Darui, and Erich Mende. Among people deceased in 1944, Shigeo Arai ranks 212Before him are Andrey Toshev, Jaan Kikkas, Endre Steiner, Alejandro Villanueva, Wendell Willkie, and Kustaa Pihlajamäki. After him are Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Walter Breisky, Grigore Antipa, Charles Dana Gibson, David Prain, and Katri Vala.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shigeo Arai ranks 1,091 out of 5,560Before him are Chieko Homma (1964), Rinko Kikuchi (1981), Shu Kamo (1939), Masakazu Katsura (1962), Tamlyn Tomita (1966), and Soichi Noguchi (1965). After him are Yukihiro Matsumoto (1965), Mutsuhiko Nomura (1940), Kaz Hirai (1960), Sola Aoi (1983), Iccho Itoh (1945), and Akira Endo (1933).

Among SWIMMERS In Japan

Among swimmers born in Japan, Shigeo Arai ranks 2Before him are Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (1903). After him are Hideko Maehata (1914), Kusuo Kitamura (1917), Yasuji Miyazaki (1916), Kosuke Kitajima (1982), Kosuke Hagino (1994), Daiya Seto (1994), Takeshi Matsuda (1984), Ai Shibata (1982), Aya Terakawa (1984), and Satomi Suzuki (1991).