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About Human to Hero


Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star. The show explores the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of inspiration for the world's best athletes.

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Every Wednesday and Thursday on World Sport at 1130 and 2130.
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Up next: Tokyo talent


Human to Hero next meets Kosuke Kitajima, a swimmer from Japan.

A four-time Olympic breaststroke champion, and setter of multiple world records, he is renowned for his exuberant poolside celebrations.

The 32-year-old hopes to inspire a new generation of competitors and has set up a swimming club ahead of his home city Tokyo's 2020 Olympics.

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