Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming during rehabilitation following her 2009 diagnosis.
Why this sport?
She also played wheelchair basketball, but she found para-swimming to be more interesting.
Club / Team
Fukuoka University Wakaba High School: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (mainichi.jp, 15 Jul 2012)
She was diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy [CIDP], a neurological disorder, in 2009. It is a progressive disorder, resulted in the need to use crutches to walk in 2012. (mainichi.jp, 15 Jul 2012)