鈴木孝幸 | Takayuki Suzuki 



2009年 株式会社ゴールドウイン入社

Date of birth: 23rd January 1987

Place of birth: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka

Graduated at Waseda University in 2009

In 2009, Started working at the sports apparel and equipment company, GOLDWIN INC.













Takayuki Suzuki started swimming at the age of six and competing when he was 15.

In 2004, during his third year of high school, he participated for the first time in the Paralympic Games in Athens and won the silver medal in the 4x50m Medley Relay.

In 2008 he served as the captain of the Japanese Para-Swimming Team at the Beijing Paralympic Games and won the gold medal in the 50m Breaststroke SB3 and the bronze medal in the 150m Individual Medley SM4.

He also set the world record in a heat of the 50m Breaststroke. At the London Paralympic Games in 2012, he was the captain of the team and brought home two bronze medals in the 50m Breaststroke SB3 and 150m Individual Medley SM4. At the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016, he came fourth in the favourite evens.

At the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2021, he was the captain of the team and brought home a gold medal in the 100m Freestyle S4, two silver medals in the 50m Freestyle S4 and the 200m Freestyle S4, and two bronze medals in the 50m Breaststroke SB3 and the 150m Individual Medley SM4. He was elected as a member of the IPC Athlete Council during the Games. 

Off the field of play, he served as an ambassador for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic invitation committee and submitted an invitation file to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) in 2013.

He moved to Newcastle in the UK in 2013 and is currently studying in a PhD Sport Management at Northumbria University as well as being an athlete.

Awards and honours:

In October 2021, the Prefectural Honour Award in Tokyo.

In November 2021, the Medal of Purple Ribbon.

In November 2021, the Prefectural Honour Award in Chiba.

In December 2021, the Prefectural Honour Award in Shizuoka.