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Satomi SUZUKI
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderWomen
Born29 Jan 1991
Height1.68 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Business Information Systems - Yamanashi Gakuin University: Kofu, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age four.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged by her older sister.
Club / Team
Miki House: Japan
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Japan
General Interest
Nicknames
Bomber (joy-spo.com, 25 Nov 2017)
Hobbies
Reading comics, playing games, making YouTube videos. (YouTube channel, 16 Jan 2022; Instagram profile, 29 Jan 2022)
Most influential person in career
Japanese swimmer Rie Kaneto. (book.asahi.com, 26 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Rebecca Soni. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be strong in the pool and don't forget your personality." (fina-magazine.com, 31 Mar 2021)
Awards and honours
She was given an Excellence Award at the 2018 Japan Aquatics Awards. (swim.or.jp, 29 Jan 2019)

She received the Kofu City Mayor Special Award in Japan in 2015 and 2016. (city.kofu.yamanashi.jp, 18 Oct 2016, 01 Dec 2015)

In 2012 she received the Fukuoka Prefecture Residents' Sports Medal of Honour in Japan. (kyoto-np.co.jp, 09 Aug 2012)

In 2010 she received the Yamanashi Sports Journalists' Award in Japan. (mainichi.jp, 07 Sep 2010)
Milestones
She became the first female swimmer representing Japan to win three medals at a single edition of the Olympic Games by claiming bronze in the 100m breaststroke, silver in the 200m breaststroke, and bronze in the women's 4x100m medley relay at the 2012 Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2018; number.bunshun.jp, 05 Sep 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:07.18
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:06.46 
2 2012 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:20.72 
3 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.73
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:25.60
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.08
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 30.95
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Breaststroke 2:25.77
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:07.83
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke  DNS
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.06
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:27.98
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.68
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke  DNS
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.84
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:05.90
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 30.55
8 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.72
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.78
3 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.87
2 2019 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 31.09
6 2016 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:06.68
7 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 31.00
5 2016 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:25.41
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 30.91
5 2016 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:06.82
5 2016 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:26.48
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.85
7 2016 Paris, FRA 100m Breaststroke 1:06.99
7 2016 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.30
3 2016 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.13
7 2013 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.14
2 2010 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.16
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 31.28
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Breaststroke 1:06.40
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 50m Breaststroke 30.83
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.73
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 100m Breaststroke 1:08.61
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 50m Breaststroke 31.34
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.43
3 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 31.52
5 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:25.68
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.24