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Aki Kajihara

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2005 in Kobe, Japan.
Why this sport?
Due to lack of exercise after she started work, she realised that she needed to maintain her health, so took up swimming.
Club / Team
Koberakueikai : Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

General interest

Nicknames
Aki chan (Athlete, 03 Jan 2013)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 03 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 03 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the Hyogo Prefecture Para Sports Excellence Award in Japan in 2016. (web.pref.hyogo.lg.jp, 02 Feb 2017)

She received the Kobe City Sports Award in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009. (Athlete, 03 Jan 2013)