Ai Shibata

Ai Shibata
Personal information
Full name Ai Shibata
Nationality  Japan
Born (1982-05-14) 14 May 1982
Dazaifu, Fukuoka
Sport Swimming
Strokes freestyle

Ai Shibata (柴田 亜衣 Shibata Ai, born May 14, 1982 in Dazaifu, Fukuoka) is a Japanese swimmer. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle race and became the first ever female gold medalist for Japan in a freestyle event. She graduated from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya.

Her brother is also a world class swimmer.

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