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Sayaka AKASE
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderWomen
Born25 Aug 1994
Height1.65 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Airline Worker, Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four. She switched her focus from butterfly to backstroke in the sixth grade at primary school.
Why this sport?
Her older brother attended a swimming school and she followed him.
Club / Team
ANA Airport Services [JPN] / JSS [JPN]:
Name of coach
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama [national], JPN
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Foshan, CHN
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Missy Franklin. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellent Athlete Citation Award in Japan. (nittai.ac.jp, 10 Jan 2015)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 1:01.62
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 1:02.51
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Backstroke 2:11.48
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke 2:03.92
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 57.48
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke 2:05.02 
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 57.85
3 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 2:02.30
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 1:01.26
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 57.52
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 27.84
3 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:50.50
7 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:11.04
50 2017   Overall  
8 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 27.28
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 57.99
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 2:05.34
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 57.88
4 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:04.47
4 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:03.02
5 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 57.28
60 2014   Overall  
5 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 57.65
3 2014 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:04.34
8 2014 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.94
22 2013   Overall  
2 2013 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 2:02.74
3 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 27.11
3 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 57.54
2 2013 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.25
3 2013 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.80
1 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 57.24
2 2013 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.15
1 2013 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.52 WR
2 2013 Moscow, RUS 200m Backstroke 2:05.69
7 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Backstroke 28.07
2 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Backstroke 58.25
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.36
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.48
5 2013 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:04.35
6 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 57.99
8 2013 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.31
2 2011 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:04.67
34 2010   Overall  
2 2010 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:04.33
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 1:01.69
8 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 29.30
2 2009 Foshan, CHN 200m Backstroke 2:12.22
4 2009 Foshan, CHN 50m Backstroke 29.49
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2018 Jakarta, INA 200m Backstroke 2:10.35
7 2014 Incheon, KOR 50m Backstroke 29.18
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 200m Backstroke 2:10.31