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19803-An Nishida photo

An Nishida

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Tokorozawa, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Sport Studies - Tokyo Gakugei University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at around age nine. She took up the sport seriously after entering Kawagoe Girl's High School in Japan.
Why this sport?
She became interested in the sport through her physical education classes. "I hated that my classmates thought that I would not be able to swim due to my impairment. That's why I wanted to swim with everyone."
Club / Team
Mitsubishi Corporation: Japan
Name of coach
Takumi Uegaki [national], JPN

General interest

Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tv-tokyo.co.jp, 14 Sep 2015; tokyomxplus.jp, 12 Oct 2018)
Impairment
She was born without one of the bones in her right leg. Her left arm was also amputated below the wrist at birth. (sankei.com, 10 Jan 2016)