Athletics | Swimming
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S7, SB7, SM7
Further personal information
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
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tv-tokyo.co.jp, 14 Sep 2015; tokyomxplus.jp, 12 Oct 2018)
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)