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NOMURA Manami
Sport Para swimming
NPC Japan   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthShizuoka, JPN
Height1.57 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kobe, JPN
Occupation
Nurse
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2007.
Why this sport?
She began as part of her rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Masahiro Terada
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
General Interest
Nicknames
Manafy. (IPC, 31 Nov 2009)
Hobbies
Playing the violin. (31 Nov 2009)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (IPC, 31 Nov 2009)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always pats her right shoulder with her left fist. (kyodo, 08 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swim happily without forgetting the original intention." (IPC, 31 Nov 2009)
Impairment
She lost her right arm in a traffic accident in November 2004 when she was studying to become a nurse, which initially forced her to abandon her career. However, when she went to a facility to get her artificial arm, she was impressed by people with a disability playing basketball. Since then, she began swimming as well as returning to study again to become a nurse. (toshijuku.com, 31 Aug 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:25.87
8 2008 100m Butterfly S8 1:20.64
9 2008 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:03.25
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S8 1:22.00
8 2012 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:31.19
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:03.87
8 2010 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:30.07
6 2010 100m Butterfly S8 1:20.87