Tsuyoshi Yamanaka

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Yamanaka (centre) in 1960

Tsuyoshi Yamanaka (山中 毅, Yamanaka Tsuyoshi, 18 January 1939 – 10 February 2017) was a Japanese freestyle swimmer. He won a total of five Olympic medals, four silvers and a bronze. He won medals at the 1956 (Melbourne), 1960 (Rome) and 1964 Summer Olympics (Tokyo). He was born in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture.[1]

Yamanaka died from pneumonia on 10 February 2017 in Tokyo, at the age of 78.[2]

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  1. "Tsuyoshi Yamanaka". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. "Swimming: 5-time Olympic medalist Yamanaka dies". Kyodo News. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.