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Naomi Ikinaga

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Other names
Naomi Koide
Residence
Osaka, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Oita Prefectual College of Arts and Culture: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming seriously in 2003 in Oita, Japan.
Why this sport?
She played para-table tennis initially but decided to change to swimming because she had liked the sport since she was a child. She was also influenced by a friend who competed in para-swimming.
Club / Team
Osaka Oyogo Kai: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN; Hisako Morichika, JPN

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Japan
Location
United States

General interest

Nicknames
Naomi-chan (Athlete, 07 Aug 2013)
Hobbies
Playing the clarinet and the koto [a Japanese musical instrument similar to the harp]. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S11 50m freestyle at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Hisako Morichika. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Injuries
She injured her lower back in 2012. (Athlete, 07 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be yourself." (Athlete, 07 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in 2014 and 2015. (oyogo.jpn.org, 05 Oct 2014; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games. (msn.com, 05 Jul 2014; Athlete, 07 Aug 2013)
Impairment
Her visual impairment is a result of glaucoma when she was born. She lost her vision completely at age 24. (womanlife.co.jp, 28 May 2012; Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She is a part-time music teacher at Osaka Prefectural Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired in Japan. (msn.com, 05 Jul 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-08-31 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 2012-09-01 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2012-09-07 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-09-07 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2012-09-08 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-13 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2013-08-13 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-13 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-13 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-14 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-17 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2015-07-18 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 1 2015-07-18 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-19 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2016-09-09 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-12 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-15 7