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10 Mrz 1967 Narashino, Japan
180 cm / 68 kg 5'11'' / 149 Pfund
Mann

At the 1988 Olympics, Japan’s Daichi Suzuki was not favored for 100 backstroke gold, that role going to Soviet Igor Polyansky, who had won both backstroke events at the 1986 World Championships, and American Dave Berkoff, the world record holder who had pioneered a new technique of swimming as far as possible underwater after the turn, often not breaking the surface until the 35-40 metre mark. This usually gave him a big lead at the turn, and was so advantageous that the other swimmers, including Suzuki, adopted the technique.

Berkoff used his technique in Seoul to break the world record...

Daichi in Zahlen

2
Olympische Spiele
Olympische Spiele
1
Medaillen
Goldmedaille:1 Silbermedaille: Bronzemedaille:
  • Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    Spiele
    Ergebnisse
    Sportart
    Wettbewerb
    Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    • 1 Goldmedaille
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 15
      Swimming
      200 metres Backstroke
    • 5
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
  • Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1984
    Spiele
    Ergebnisse
    Sportart
    Wettbewerb
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1984
    • =11
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 16
      Swimming
      200 metres Backstroke
    • 8
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay

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