Hisakichi Toyoda

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHisakichi•Toyoda (-Minejima)
Used nameHisakichi•Toyoda
Original name豊田•久吉
Other names豊田満
Born2 January 1912 in Ōshima, Suō-Ōshima, Yamaguchi (JPN)
Died7 October 1976
AffiliationsNihon University, Tokyo (JPN)
NOC Japan
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Hisakichi Toyoda was born on the island of Suo-Oshima. He later changed his name to Minejima. His gold in the 4x200 m freestyle relay in 1932 was the first gold medal for an athlete from Nihon University and from Yamaguchi prefecture. In 1936 he played under the screen name Mitsuru Toyoda in several films for the Japanese film company Shochiku. After World War II, Toyoda became a swimming teacher and director of the physical education department at a high school in Fujisawa, where he was able to have an up-to-date swimming pool donated to the school. At the age of 64, he suddenly died while teaching swimming. He was the grandfather of three-time Olympian and breaststroker Kenji Watanabe.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) JPN Hisakichi Toyoda
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Japan 1 Gold

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