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Rina Akiyama

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Kanagawa, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Meiji University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age three.
Why this sport?
She liked the water so her mother enrolled her in swimming lessons.
Club / Team
Tokyo 4TC: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Motoi Endo
Training Regime
She trains for 30 minutes on land and 2 hours in the water five days a week.

International debut

Year
2003
Location
Hong Kong, China

General interest

Hobbies
Reading. (IPC, 25 Nov 2009)
Most influential person in career
Japanese teammate Junichi Kawai. (IPC, 25 Nov 2009)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Takashi Yamamoto. (IPC, 25 Nov 2009)
Impairment
She was born totally blind. (ajw.asahi.com, 15 Feb 2012)
Other information
EDUCATION PRIORITY
She failed her entrance exams for university and stopped swimming for a year to concentrate on studying and getting in to university. (ntv.co.jp, 14 Apr 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-08-31 9999
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-09-01 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 2012-09-03 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 2012-09-03 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-09-07 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2012-09-08 5