- Name: Osamu Kato
Birthplace：Izumo city Shimane
Birthday：May 08 1995
Belonging: Fukuoka University
2016 Won a prize in the Japan open competition
2016 Won a prize in the intercollegiate competition
2016 Advanced Japan short-course swimming competition final
Motto・Favorite word: Time waits for no one.
That words were used in a Japanese animation movie “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”. The time does not wait anybody so I do my best every moment.
What made you start swimming?
I was a premature baby that’s why I started swimming. When I was 6 years old, I belonged “players course” so I swam every day. I also did athletic sport and gymnastics but I prefer swimming to them so I am still swimming.
What is attractiveness of swimming?
Most attractive thing in swimming is to compete in special environment which is in the water. Many people are swimming as workout but it is different from swimming race.
The record is important in swimming race and that motivates me to train hard.
What is your goal?
Stand on the podium in Japan Championship and participate in Tokyo Olympics.