42260-Ema Maeda photo

Ema Maeda



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB9, SM9

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2016 at the Brave Dolphin Fukui club in Japan.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to try the sport by Japanese Para swimmer Mei Ichinose. She first saw Ichinose in a television commercial, so she looked up her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Club / Team
Brave Dolphin Fukui: Japan

General interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese Para swimmer Mei Ichinose. (, 24 Jan 2019)
Her left arm was amputated after she was involved in an accident at age four. (, 24 Jan 2019)