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Mai Mizukami

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Human Resources
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - Showa Women's University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age two, and took up the sport competitively in grade eight of middle school.
Why this sport?
She originally used swimming as a form of rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Tokyo Gas: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN; Masato Shoji [personal], JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Watching football. (Instagram profile, 14 Feb 2019)
Hero / Idol
Japanese pop star Jun Matsumoto. (IPC, 30 Nov 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Happy life and smile." (Instagram profile, 24 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2014 and 2018 she received the Nakameguro City Sports Citation Award in Tokyo, Japan. (city.meguro.tokyo.jp, 23 Feb 2018, 05 Feb 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (fnn.jp, 16 Sep 2018)
Impairment
She was born with hemiplegia [paralysis] on the right side of her body. (blog.goo.ne.jp, 14 May 2011; Twitter profile, 12 Oct 2018; fnn.jp, 16 Sep 2018)