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Manami Nomura

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Kobe, JPN
Occupation
Nurse
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2007.
Why this sport?
She began as part of her rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Masahiro Terada

International debut

Year
2007

General interest

Nicknames
Manafy. (IPC, 31 Nov 2009)
Hobbies
Playing the violin. (31 Nov 2009)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (IPC, 31 Nov 2009)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always pats her right shoulder with her left fist. (kyodo, 08 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swim happily without forgetting the original intention." (IPC, 31 Nov 2009)
Impairment
She lost her right arm in a traffic accident in November 2004 when she was studying to become a nurse, which initially forced her to abandon her career. However, when she went to a facility to get her artificial arm, she was impressed by people with a disability playing basketball. Since then, she began swimming as well as returning to study again to become a nurse. (toshijuku.com, 31 Aug 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 2012-08-30 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2012-09-01 4