Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB8, SM9
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
She joined the swimming team for her club activity at middle school.
Club / Team
Miwada Senior High School: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN
Hero / Idol
Australian Para swimmer Ellie Cole. (sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 23 Dec 2017)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 23 Dec 2017)
At age two she was diagnosed with granulocytic sarcoma, which is characterised by a solid tumour composed of immature white blood cells. As a result, her left leg was amputated below the knee. (paraphoto.org, 09 Sep 2018; mainichi.jp, 11 Jan 2016)