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Rika OMOTO
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderWomen
Born08 May 1997 in Kyoto, JPN
Height1.73 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Airline Worker, Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Chuo University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age one.
Why this sport?
Her mother took her to a pool with her two brothers who had a swimming class. She initially focused on breaststroke in the club team that she joined in grade two of primary school, and later switched her focus to medley events following advice from her coach.
Club / Team
Itoman SS [JPN] / ANA [JPN]:
Name of coach
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama [national], JPN
International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Japan
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima. (hochi.news, 11 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
She received an Excellence Award at the 2015 Nagaoka Sports Awards in Japan. (city.nagaokakyo.lg.jp, 02 Oct 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:10.01
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 25.38
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:45.28
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Individual Medley 2:09.32
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 54.89
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 25.17
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.14
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.79
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.67
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Individual Medley 2:07.94
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 59.18
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:42.97
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.35
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 25.46
2 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 2:10.61
1 2019 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:50.99
7 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:02.35
8 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 29.32
7 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 25.63
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:12.40
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:49.02
4 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:30.03
6 2019 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 25.24
1 2019 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:44.75
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:09.54
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Individual Medley 2:08.64
7 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Individual Medley 59.64
5 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 2:07.52
6 2017 Tokyo, JPN 100m Individual Medley 1:00.34
8 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 2:10.82
6 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Individual Medley 1:00.67