Daichi Suzuki

Daichi Suzuki, Ph.D. in medical science, was born in 1967. He participated in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics in swimming. He won the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1988 Seoul Olympics´╝îwhich was the first gold medal in 16 years for the Japanese swimming team. After experiencing a visiting research fellow at University of Colorado at Boulder, a guest swimming coach at Harvard University, he became a professor at Juntendo University. He assumed an important role to promote sports culture not only in Japan but also in the world as the president of Olympians Association of Japan, the president of the Japan Swimming Federation, and an executive board member of the Japanese Olympic Committee. He was named as the first commissioner of new Japan Sports Agency, a government department, established to drive the sports policy integrally in 2015.
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