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Rie KANETO
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderWomen
Born08 Sep 1988 in Shobara, JPN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Tokai University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
Her father and her two older siblings were involved in the sport.
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Nanaka Tamura. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Injuries
In 2010 she suffered a hernia ahead of the All Japan Tournament. (nikkei.com, 30 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have self-control." (tv-asahi.co.jp, 26 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Gifu Prefecture Citizen Honorary Grand Award in Japan. (gifu.swim.or.jp, 01 Feb 2017)

She was named Best Swimmer of the Year at the 2016 Japan Aquatics Awards. (swim.or.jp, 31 Jan 2017)

In 2016 she received the Hiroshima Prefecture Citizen Honorary Award in Japan. (mainichi.jp, 31 Aug 2016)

She received an Excellence Award at the 2015 Japan Aquatics Awards. (tobiuojapan.org, 26 Jan 2016)

In 2015 she received the Shobara City Hometown Achievement Award in Japan. (city.shobara.hiroshima.jp, 05 Feb 2015)

In 2013 she received the Kozuki Sports Award from the Kozuki Foundation in Japan. (kozuki.or.jp, 20 Sep 2013)

She was named Best Swimmer of the 2012 Konami Open in Japan. (konamisportsandlife.co.jp, 22 Jan 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming in March 2018. (hochi.co.jp, 17 Mar 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Breaststroke 2:20.30
7 2008 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:25.14
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:23.19
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 31.99
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:07.71
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Breaststroke 2:22.96
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 32.37
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:25.36
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:09.56
5 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Breaststroke 2:23.03
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:17.43
8 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
7 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:22.11
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 1:08.74
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 32.34
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2016   Overall  
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:05.13
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:15.91
6 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 31.19
4 2016 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:05.29
6 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 30.91
1 2016 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:16.27
4 2016 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:04.59
6 2016 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 2:14.78
6 2016 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 30.81
1 2016 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:15.76
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 1:04.97
5 2016 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 30.85
1 2016 Dubai, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:16.30
5 2016 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 31.13
3 2016 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:05.47
2 2016 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:17.62
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.85
4 2016 Paris, FRA 100m Breaststroke 1:05.34
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:16.75
5 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:04.91
7 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 30.94
8 2014   Overall  
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.42
1 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:19.55
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Breaststroke 31.11
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:05.66
3 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 31.02
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:19.29
6 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.24
1 2014 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:19.18
2 2013 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:19.31
6 2013 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:05.85
2 2013 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:18.66
16 2012   Overall  
3 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:06.52
4 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 31.34
1 2012 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:19.96
8 2012 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.83
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:06.18
4 2012 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 31.19
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:20.08
3 2012 Stockholm, SWE 100m Breaststroke 1:05.44
5 2012 Stockholm, SWE 50m Breaststroke 31.22
1 2012 Stockholm, SWE 200m Breaststroke 2:21.09
1 2011 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:19.72
1 2010 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:20.83
27 2009   Overall  
2 2009 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:16.73
3 2009 Stockholm, SWE 200m Breaststroke 2:18.80
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2014 Incheon, KOR 200m Breaststroke 2:21.92
5 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:09.66
7 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 32.85
4 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:25.63