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Ryuya MURA
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
Born03 Jul 1996 in Yonago, JPN
Height1.73 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Athlete, Office Worker
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged by his siblings.
Club / Team
Miki House: Japan
Name of coach
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama [national], JPN; Yoshihiro Fujimori [personal], JPN
General Interest
Motorbikes, fashion. (Instagram profile, 07 Jun 2021)
Other information
He considered retiring from competitive swimming after he had been unable to swim for two months from April to May 2020, when his sponsorship deal was terminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He decided to remain in the sport with the support of the Tottori Swimming Federation while taking on a part-time job. "When I was working part-time, I was thinking, 'What am I doing now? Is it okay for me to do this in order to continue swimming?' Despite having a rough time I could see and feel people's support for me, so I wanted to return the favour." (fnn.jp, 08 Apr 2021; hochi.news, 08 Apr 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 59.82
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.42
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.91
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.86
10 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 59.64
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.17
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.23
3 2019 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:10.05
6 2017 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.61