Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB8, SM8
Further personal information
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
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (fnn.jp, 16 Sep 2018)
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)