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Yukiko INUI
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderWomen
Born04 Dec 1990 in Omihachiman, JPN
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
University Staff
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Economics - Ritsumeikan University: Kyoto, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in the first grade of primary school in Shiga, Japan.
Why this sport?
She wanted to try artistic swimming after watching a competition on television.
Club / Team
Imura Artistic Swimming Club: Japan
Name of coach
Masayo Imura [personal], JPN, from 2002
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmer Natalia Ishchenko. (Athlete, 18 Jun 2012)
Injuries
She sustained an injury to her left ankle in April 2012. (sankei.jp.msn.com, 12 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Challenges always exist where there is hope." (Athlete, 18 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2018 and 2015 she received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan. She was also given the Kyoto City Sports Highest Honorary Award in Japan in 2018, 2017, and 2016. (city.kyoto.lg.jp, 19 Dec 2018, 18 Dec 2017; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 18 Sep 2018, 16 Sep 2015; sankei.com, 30 Dec 2016)

She received an Excellence Award at the 2017 Japan Aquatics Awards. (swim.or.jp, 22 Jan 2018)

In 2016 she was presented with the Shiga Prefecture Citizen Sports Grand Prize in Japan. (pref.shiga.lg.jp, 15 Dec 2016)
Milestones
She became the first artistic swimmer representing Japan to win a gold medal in a solo event at the world championships when she was victorious in the solo technical routine at the 2022 edition in Budapest, Hungary. (swimswam.com, 21 Jun 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jul 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. (news.ntv.co.jp, 28 Jun 2022)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN Duet 187.816
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team 189.206
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 188.055
5 2012 London, ENG Duet 186.740
5 2012 London, ENG Team 187.630
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2022 Budapest, HUN Solo Free Routine 95.366
1 2022 Budapest, HUN Solo Technical Routine 92.866
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Solo Free Routine 93.200
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Solo Technical Routine 92.308
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Free Routine Combination 93.233
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 93.000
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 92.111 
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Solo Free Routine 92.066
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Solo Technical Routine 91.749
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 92.057
3 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 93.200
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 93.100
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 93.133
3 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 93.159
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Solo Technical Routine 90.760
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Solo Free Routine 92.433
3 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 92.413
3 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 93.900
3 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 93.800
4 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 93.433
3 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 92.008
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Solo Technical Routine 91.900
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Solo Free Routine 91.600
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 91.700
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 92.200
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Free Routine 91.620
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN Duet Technical Routine 92.800
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 93.100
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 92.860
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN Duet Free Routine 92.710
6 2009 Rome, ITA Team Free Routine 94.000
5 2009 Rome, ITA Team Technical Routine 95.167
6 2009 Rome, ITA Duet Free Routine 94.000
5 2009 Rome, ITA Free Routine Combination 94.833
4 2009 Rome, ITA Duet Technical Routine 94.333
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN Solo Technical Routine 91.320
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN Solo Free Routine 92.100
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN Duet Free Routine 93.266
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN Duet Technical Routine 90.333
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN Free Routine Combination 92.566
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN Team Free Routine 92.900
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN Team Highlight  
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Jakarta, INA Duet 182.336
2 2018 Jakarta, INA Team 182.869
2 2014 Incheon, KOR Duet 181.539
2 2014 Incheon, KOR Team 181.705
2 2014 Incheon, KOR Free Routine Combination 92.600
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN Duet 186.875
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