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Erika Nara

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB6, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Maebashi, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five, and focused on the sport competitively after graduating from high school.
Why this sport?
Her mother wanted to help her walk, so she took up swimming for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Gumma Para Swimming Association: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Japan
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Naraeri. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para athlete Mayumi Narita. (IPC, 30 Nov 2009)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (js.kyoai.ac.jp, 18 May 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 12
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 11
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 8
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 9999
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 9999
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-04 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-08 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-08 1