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Chikako Ono

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven in Obihiro, Japan.
Why this sport?
She learned about swimming lessons for people with visual impairments and immediately wanted to try. She also wanted to exercise to improve her health. "I've loved playing in the water since I was in kindergarten. There are obstacles on land. Although water is not a free space, I liked the feeling that I could move my body freely."
Club / Team
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Corporation: Japan
Name of coach
Takumi Uegaki [national], JPN; Masato Teranishi [personal], JPN, from 2003

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Most influential person in career
Japanese Para swimmer Junichi Kawai. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para swimmer Rina Akiyama. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't lose the battle with yourself." (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015; fnn.jp, 05 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2016 and 2018 she received the Meguro City Sports Citation Award in Japan. (city.meguro.tokyo.jp, 15 Feb 2017, 15 Feb 2019)

In 2011 she was given the Obihiro Sports Award in Japan. (city.obihiro.hokkaido.jp, 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold and set a world record at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (city.meguro.tokyo.jp, 15 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She was born prematurely and lost her vision shortly afterwards. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2012-08-31 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 2012-09-01 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 3 2012-09-08 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2013-08-12 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2013-08-13 11
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2013-08-15 9999
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2013-08-18 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final 1 2013-08-18 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-13 10
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-14 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2015-07-15 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2015-07-15 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2015-07-16 11
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-17 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-10 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-12 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-15 6