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Autumn Issue (Nov.)


First medal won by a female student while studying at Waseda

Outstanding performances by Waseda students and alumni at the London Olympics and Paralympics

In the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, there were 16 athletes and 15 officials/staff members from among Waseda University students, faculty members, staff and alumni.

At the Olympics, Natsumi Hoshi (4th year student at the School of Sport Sciences) gave an outstanding performance to capture a bronze medal in the women's 200-meter butterfly (competitive swimming). For both the summer and winter Olympics, this was the first time that a medal was won by a female student while studying at Waseda University. Alumni Takuro Fujii (2008 graduate from the School of Sport Sciences) captured a silver medal as the anchor of the Japanese team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay (competitive swimming). Continuing from the Beijing Olympics, Fujii has won medals in two consecutive games.

Takayuki Suzuki (2009 graduate from the School of Education), the leader of the Japanese Paralympics swimming team, won bronze medals in two events: the men's 150-meters individual medley SM4 and the men's 50-meter breaststroke SB3 (competitive swimming). Continuing from the Athena Olympics and Beijing Olympics, Suzuki has won medals in three consecutive games and has captured a total of 5 medals.

We would like to thank everyone for cheering for Waseda athletes.