Born Feb. 21, 1996 Katsumi Nakamura is a Japanese swimmer. Standing about 6’0″ Nakamura is a rising star on the swimming scene, specializing in sprint freestyle and backstroke.
2014 Japanese Nationals
Nakamura first made headlines in 2014, when he competed at the Japanese Nationals. He swam the 50m freestyle, where he finished second in the race, and hit a qualifying mark for Pan Pacs.
2015 Japan Open
At the Japan Open in 2015 Nakamura shocked everyone. He won the 100m freestyle, and the broke the Japanese Record. His swim tied as the eighth-fastest 100m freestyle swim of the year. He made huge progress from 2014, and was more than one second slower the year prior. Japan hasn’t won an Olympic medal since 1960, and Nakamura gives the country hope in 2016.
In 2015 Nakamura is one of the top-10 fastest swimmers in the 100m backstroke worldwide.