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Yasu Fukuoka, known globally as YASU, launched his clothing and lifestyle brand I Swim And Travel Around The World on 1 December 2020
Japanese-language article about Yasu Fukuoka
YASU WATER or ヤス ウォーター distributed and sold in Japan featuring Yasunari Hirai
Yasunari Hirai (平井康翔) with Xavier Desharnais of Canada and Samuel de Bona of Brazil on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro at the King and Queen of the Sea competition
Yasunari Hirai (平井康翔) and fellow Olympic marathon swimmer Yumi Kida
Yasunari Hirai at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai preparing for the 5 km open water swim
Yosuke Miyamoto, Yasunari Hirai, Shuhei Matsumura and Japan Swimming Federation chairman and Olympic gold medalist Daichi Suzuki at the 2014 Japan Open Water Swimming Championships in Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture
Yasunari Hirai competed in the 2015 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race held in Balatonfüred, Hungary
Yasunari Hirai (nickname Yasu) and Davy Billiau in Abu Dhabi for the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup competition

Yasu Fukuoka (or 福岡康 in Japanese) was previously known as Yasunari Hirai (or 平井康翔), Born in 1990, he is a 30-year-old professional marathon swimmer, competitive pool swimmer and clothing designer from Japan. His nickname is Yasu.

Professional Career[edit]

  • He serves as a Sports Ambassador at Susaki City, Japan.
  • He serves as the Sports Ambassador for the City of Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
  • He served as a Brand Ambassador for Mizuno.
  • He is a member of the Japanese national swim team and a professional open water swimmer representing Asahi Net.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights[edit]

Events[edit]

2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results[edit]

1. Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia - 1:49:55.1
2. Thomas Lurz of Germany - 1:49:58.5
3. Richard Weinberger of Canada - 1:50:00.3
4. Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece - 1:50:05.3
5. Daniel Fogg of Great Britain - 1:50:37.3
6. Sergey Bolshakov of Russia - 1:50:40.1
7. Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia - 1:50:42.8
8. Andreas Waschburger of Germany - 1:50:44.4
9. Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria - 1:50:46.2
10. Alex Meyer of the USA - 1:50:48.2
11. Julien Sauvage of France - 1:50:51.3
12. Troyden Prinsloo of South Africa - 1:50:52.9
13. Erwin Maldonado of Venezuela - 1:50:52.9
14. Igor Chervynskiy of Ukraine - 1:50:56.9
15. Yasunari Hirai of Japan - 1:51:20.1
16. Brian Ryckeman of Belgium - 1:51:27.1
17. Valerio Cleri of Italy - 1:51:29.5
18. Csaba Gercsak of Hungary - 1:51:30.9
19. Arseniy Lavrentyev of Portugal - 1:51:37.2
20. Ky Hurst of Australia - 1:51:41.3
21. Ivan Enderica Ochoa of Ecuador - 1:52:28.6
22. Yuriy Kudinov of Kazakhstan - 1:52:59.0
23. Francisco Jose Hervas of Spain - 1:53:27.8
24. Mazen Aziz Metwaly of Egypt - 1:54:33.2
25. Benjamin Schulte of Guam - 2:03:35.1

2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results[edit]

1. Ferry Weertman, NED 1:52:59.8
2. Spyridon Gianniotis, GRE 1:52:59.8
3. Marc-Antoine Daniel Frede Olivier, FRA 1:53:02.0
4. Lijun Zu, CHN 1:53:02.0
5. Jordan Wilimovsky, USA 1:53:03.2
6. Simone Ruffini, ITA 1:53:03.5
7. Federico Vanelli, ITA 1:53:03.9
8. Yasunari Hirai, JPN 1:53:04.6
9. Christian Reichert, GER 1:53:04.7
10. Chad Ho, RSA 1:53:04.8
11. Evgenii Drattcev, RUS 1:53:04.8
12. Ous Mellouli, TUN 1:53:06.1
13. Mark Papp, HUN 1:53:11.7
14. Ventsislav Aydaski, BUL 1:53:16.1
15. Ivan Enderica Ochoa, ECU 1:53:16.2
16. Richard Weinberger, CAN 1:53:16.4
17. Allan Do Carmo, BRA 1:53:16.4
18. Kane Rae Francis Radford, NZL 1:53:18.7
19. Richard Nagy, SVK 1:53:35.4
20. Jarrod Poort, AUS 1:53:40.7
21. Erwin Maldonado, VEN 1:54:33.6
22. Marwan Ahmed Aly Morsy Elamrawy, EGY 1:59:17.2
DSQ Sean Ryan, USA
DSQ Vitaliy Khudyakov, KAZ (Asia)
DSQ Jack Burnell, GBR

2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim[edit]

Video[edit]

2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championship in Maui[edit]

2020 WOWSA Awards[edit]

I Swim And Travel Around The World by Yasu Fukuoka of Japan was nominated for the 2020 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category with the following nomination: Yasu Fukuoka is a 2-time Olympic marathon swimmer who entered the finish chute at the 2016 Rio Olympics in position to capture Japan's first Olympic medal in open water swimming. Yasu, as he is known among his competitors, in the Japanese media, and among race directors around the world is a personable, passionate athlete who has literally traveled around the world to over 50 countries either racing or training in pursuit of an Olympic medal. In cooperation with his Dutch Olympic friends including gold medalist Ferry Weertman, world record holder Esmee Vermeulen, Paralympic gold medalist Lisa Kruger, Olympic physiotherapist Jan Herber, and Olympic coach Patrick Pearson, Yasu created a lifestyle brand of clothing that speaks swimming. For establishing the first authentic clothing brand for swimmers, for designing fashionable jackets, jeans, sweatshirts, shirts, baseball and knit caps, t-shirts, cases and towels specifically for swimmers, and for identifying and defining a persona and ambiance for those who love training and competing in the water, I Swim And Travel Around The World by Yasu Fukuoka is a worthy nominee for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

平井康翔[edit]

  • 生年月日:1990年4月2日
  • 出身地:千葉県
  • 所属:朝日ネット
  • コーチ:Colin Braund/佐野秀匡
  • スイミングチーム:ボンドスイミング
  • サーフチーム : 湯河原LSC
  • 身長:175cm
  • 体重:75kg
  • 出身校:市立船橋高等学校普通科(2009年卒)明治大学政治経済学部(2013年卒)
  • 憧れのアスリート : 佐々木明 國母和宏 山本"KID"徳郁
  • 青木真也 松田丈志 木村政彦

日本人初のオープンウォータースイミング競技でのオリンピアン。オーストラリア・ゴールドコーストを拠点に日本とのデュアルライフをおくる デュアルスイマー。 アスリートでありながら、その生き様はアーティストさながら。ファッションセンス、カウンターカルチャーへの陶酔、格闘技への造詣。それらの個性はどれをとっても極めて異質。現在、2016年リオデジャネイロオリンピックでのメダル獲得という目標に向って、競技に取り組んでいる。

国際大会出場経験[edit]

競泳[edit]

  • 2008年世界ジュニア選手権(モンテレー)

Open Water Swimming[edit]

  • 2010年 W杯中国
  • 2010年 W杯香港
  • 2011年 W杯セチュバル
  • 2011年 世界選手権(上海)
  • 2011年 ユニバーシアード(深圳)
  • 2011年 W杯中国
  • 2011年 W杯香港
  • 2012年 W杯エイラート
  • 2012年 W杯カンクーン
  • 2012年 ロンドン五輪世界最終予選
  • 2012年 第30回ロンドンオリンピック
  • 2013年 W杯エイラート
  • 2013年 W杯コスメル
  • 2013年 ユニバーシアード(カザン)
  • 2013年 世界選手権(バルセロナ)
  • 2014年 パンパシフィック選手権(ゴールド・コースト)
  • 2014年 W杯香港

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