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Mikika Serizawa

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Yokohama, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in grade one of primary school at the Konami Sports Club. She took up Para swimming competitively after participating in the National Para Sports Festival in 2016.
Club / Team
Miyamae Dolphin: Japan
Name of coach
Ritsuko Hieda [club], JPN, from 2016; Yumiko Taniguchi [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Indonesia

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a personal best in the national trials for the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ritsuko Hieda. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para swimmer Michelle Alonso Morales, British Para swimmer Louise Fiddes. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she received a Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 30 Nov 2019)

In 2018 she was given an Excellence Award by the Yokohama Sports Association in Japan. (kanaloco.jp, 27 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 14 Jun 2018)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with an intellectual impairment at age three. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 30 Nov 2019)