Yuki Kobori

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Yuki Kobori is a Japanese freestyle specialist and double Olympian. At his second Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he won a bronze medal as a member of Japan’s 800 meter freestyle relay. Koburi is a Mizuno swimmer based in Tokyo. He took up the sport aged four, following in his sisters footsteps.

International Career

Kobori made his international debut at the Pan Pacific Championships in 2010 in Irvine, California.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Kobori lead off the Japanese team in the 800 meter freestyle relay. The quartet finished ninth in the heats.

A year later at the FINA World Championships. Kobori was a member of the 800 meter freestyle relay that finished fifth in the final.

At the 2015 FINA World Championships, Kobori had the fastest split on the Japanese 800 meter freestyle relay. But the team didn’t make the finals, finishing 10th in the heats.

2016 Rio Olympic Games

Kobori won his first Olympic medal, earning a bronze in the 800  meter freestyle relay. Japan finished in 7:03.50 behind USA and Great Britain.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Bronze 800 Freestyle Relay 2016 Olympic Games
Yuki KObori (photo: Mike Lewis) Yuki KObori (photo: Mike Lewis) Yuki Kobori ssca Yuki Koboria prelims of 200 free FINA Short Course World Championships Windsor Candada (photo: Mike Lewis) Japanese Flag Japan, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships (courtesy of Scott Davis)