Participants

Taichi VAKASAMA TAICHI

Taichi VAKASAMA TAICHI
    Swimming
Birth Date:  12 Oct 1999
Place of Birth:  SAITAMA
Country of birth:  JPN
Age:  18
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  180
Weight (Kg):  68

Taichi VAKASAMA TAICHI - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 12:07
Men's 200m Breaststroke Heat 1
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 11:05
Men's 100m Breaststroke Heat 3
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 20:37
Men's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 2
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 10:50
Men's 50m Breaststroke Heat 3
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 20:19
Men's 50m Breaststroke Semifinal 1
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 20:23
Men's 50m Breaststroke Semifinal 2
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 11:21
Men's 200m Individual Medley Heat 3
Finished

Biographical Information


Nickname: Taichi (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)
Hobbies

Game, studying, anime, cartoons (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)


Occupation: Student (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)
Languages spoken: English, Japanese
Coach

NATIONAL: Sharon SMITH (FIJ) (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)


Reason: To stay healthy. (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)
Ambition: "Do my personal best, qualify for the final and win a medal for Fiji (at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games)." (fijisun.com.fj, 5 Jan 2018)
Memorable: Competing at his first international competition, the 2014 Oceania Swimming Championships. (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)
Hero: His friends, who always listen to his issues from the sport. (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)
Influence: To set a Fiji national record and world record. (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)
Ritual: Cutting his hair before competition week. (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018)
Additional information

LEADER
Flagbearer for Fiji at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games. Took bronze in the 200m breaststroke. (fijitimes.com, 17 Jul 2017; bahamas2017cyg.com, 22 Jul 2017)


BACKGROUND
Born in Koshigaya, Japan, and his family moved to Fiji when he was three months old. His father, Sekonaia, hails from Daliconi Village, Vanuabalavu, in Lau, while his mother, Yukiyo, is from Tokyo, Japan. Speaks Japanese better than English, but admits he makes mistakes. "Sometimes I hurt people when I don't use right words at right time." (Athlete, 6 Mar 2018; fijisun.com.fj, 3 Sep 2017; fijitimes.com, 31 Jul 2017)

SCHOLARSHIP
Among the four athletes from Oceania to be awarded a training scholarship by FINA. (fijisun.com.fj, 5 Jan 2018)

AWARD
Named Male Swimmer of the Year at the Fiji Swimming National Awards in November 2015. (fijisun.com.fj, 15 Nov 2015)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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