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Misaki YAMAGUCHI
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderWomen
Born20 Jan 1990 in Nagasaki, JPN
Height1.65 m
Weight 60 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Kinki University: Osaka, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10 months. She took up the sport seriously at about age 11.
Why this sport?
Her parents are swimming coaches.
International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Japan
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Positive thinking." (Twitter profile, 09 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours
She received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in 2010, 2014 and 2015. (panasonic.co.jp, 18 Sep 2010; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 01 Oct 2014; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (daily.co.jp, 07 Aug 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.78
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
7 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:57.56
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.68
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:28.54
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.47
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:39.45
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 25.47
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 50m Butterfly 26.76
2 2014 Incheon, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:39.35