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Nao HOROMURA
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderMen
Born31 Jan 1999 in Nishiwaki, JPN
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Sports Science - Waseda University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three at Nice SP in Kato, Japan, and took up the sport seriously in the first grade of primary school.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance: Japan
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching online videos. (waseda.jp, 24 Nov 2020)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Masato Sakai. (hochi.news, 14 May 2018)
Injuries
In 2019 his training was disrupted by an injury to his right shoulder. (nikkansports.com, 05 Sep 2019; wasedasports.com, 04 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award at the 2018 Japan Aquatics Awards. (swim.or.jp, 22 Jan 2018)

In 2017 he was given a Sports Excellence Award by the Japan Student Service Organisation. (JASSO YouTube channel, 14 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (waseda.jp, 24 Nov 2020)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Butterfly 1:53.64
27 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 23.69 
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 1:55.25
72 2018   Overall Ranking  
7 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 51.29
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 1:52.04
52 2017   Overall  
2 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 1:51.37
4 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 1:52.94
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 200m Butterfly 1:55.58
6 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Butterfly 53.00
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay