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Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Japan   
Born07 Feb 1989 in Saitama, JPN
Height1.59 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Higher education
Physical Education - Kokushikan University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"My mother seemed to want her daughters to be able to swim because she couldn't swim herself. When I was seven I learned that there was a day when I could attend artistic swimming practice in the club. Even though I wasn't doing anything special, my body was supple and I could do side splits from my childhood. Hence, my parents thought that their daughter had an aptitude for this sport."
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven at the Athena Aqua Mates club in Saitama, Japan.
Further Personal Information
General Interest
Other information
She retired from the sport in September 2013 and became a coach at Kokushikan University in Tokyo, Japan. She returned to competitive action in 2014, and competed with Atsushi Abe in the mixed event at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. "The reason is that I was simply interested in what a male and female artistic swimmer could do together, so I wanted to experience the mixed duet. Since I had retired for only two years, I felt that my body could still bear the loads, and the other main reason was that my respected teacher Masami invited me back. In addition, I wanted to be one of the first in the event, the first Japanese representative. That's why I decided to come back." (fina.org, 09 Jul 2020; flameofsincerity.com, 17 Aug 2017; nikkansports.com, 04 Aug 2015; daily.co.jp, 19 Jun 2014; sponichi.co.jp, 19 Sep 2013)

She has served as the head coach of the artistic swimming team at Kokushikan University since 2015. "There was a balance between my own practising and coaching the swimmers, which was very hard, sometimes I felt I was worn out. But, looking back, it was a very good experience, I think. Artistic swimming can be expressed infinitely in the water. That means there are endless things to do in the water and you may think that there are endless things swimmers have to do. Instead, there are endless things that can be expressed that's what I've learned from coaching." (fina.org, 09 Jul 2020; kokushikan.ac.jp, 18 Sep 2018, 04 Jun 2019)
Watching movies. (flameofsincerity.com, 17 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Masami Hanamure, Japanese artistic swimmer Takako Konishi. (fina.org, 09 Jul 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Artistic swimming is evolving at a very fast speed now. I want to work hard to stay abreast of that evolution, and I want to be a person who can create new things and continue to express new things." (fina.org, 09 Jul 2020)
Hero / Idol
French artistic swimmer Virginie Dedieu. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2012)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2012 London, ENG Team 187.630
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 88.511
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 90.400
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 86.267
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 88.000
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 84.900
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 82.351 
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 91.700
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 91.950
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 92.200
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 92.020
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Free Routine 91.620
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 93.100
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN Solo Free Routine 92.810
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN Solo Technical Routine 92.600
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 92.860
5 2009 Rome, ITA Solo Technical Routine 93.334
6 2009 Rome, ITA Team Free Routine 94.000
5 2009 Rome, ITA Solo Free Routine 93.167
5 2009 Rome, ITA Free Routine Combination 94.833
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2009 Foshan, CHN Solo Free Routine 90.700
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN Team 186.125
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN Free Routine Combination 94.000
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2008 Madrid, ESP Total 381.667
4 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Total 282.666