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Mai NAKAGAWA
Sport Diving
NOC Japan   
GenderWomen
Born07 Apr 1987 in Komatsu, JPN
Height1.55 m
Weight 52 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age six.
Why this sport?
She originally wanted to try trampolining, but chose diving instead.
International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Japan
Location
Germany
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US diver Laura Wilkinson. (Athlete, 17 Mar 2007)
Injuries
Back pain forced her to withdraw from the 2015 Asian Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was troubled by back pain again in 2016. (nikkansports.com, 01 Sep 2015, 06 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy everyday with a smile." (Twitter profile, 21 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the Komatsu City Sports Special Prize in 2012. (city.komatsu.lg.jp, 01 Dec 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in September 2016. (nikkansports.com, 08 Sep 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 260.05 
11 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 296.30
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 250.50
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 272.05
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 257.25
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 247.80
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 274.40
8 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 291.45
Semifinal 2007 Melbourne, AUS 10m Platform 252.50
8 2007 Melbourne, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 287.76
Preliminary Round 2005 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 211.83
9 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 290.16
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
15 2015 León, MEX 10m Platform 218.75
19 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 246.35
6 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 269.10
37 2012   10m Platform  
9 2012 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 264.00
14 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 281.95
5 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 275.40
17 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 254.85
8 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 254.40
18 2009   10m Platform  
10 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 279.45
6 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 255.03
6 2009 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 313.90
6 2009 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 254.22
13 2008   10m Platform  
6 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 254.05
8 2008 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 310.20
16 2007   10m Platform  
4 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 319.40
4 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 311.64
5 2007 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 286.68
2 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 300.30
3 2006 Victoria, CAN 10m Platform Synchro  
35 2005   10m Platform  
2 2005 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 272.58
4 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 10m Platform Synchro 284.22
6 2004 The Woodlands, TX, USA 10m Platform Synchro 266.07
6 2004 The Woodlands, TX, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 260.82
6 2004 Victoria, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 253.17
4 2004 Victoria, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 268.62
6 2003 Juarez City, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 225.81
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard 284.25
6 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform 291.40
3 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 277.50
5 2006 Doha, QAT 10m Platform 325.35
2 2006 Doha, QAT 10m Platform Synchro 317.70