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Yuka Kawamura

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Fukuoka, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
She was discovered by a coach.
Club / Team
Bridgestone Swimming School Nagazumi : Japan
Name of coach
Yoshinobu Nakano [club], Ryo Funakoshi [club], JPN; Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Japan
Location
Christchurch, NZL

General interest

Nicknames
Yuka, Yukachi (Athlete, 10 Aug 2013)
Hobbies
Puzzles. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2013)
Most influential person in career
Her former coach Satoko Takeuji. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2013)
Hero / Idol
Her former coach Satoko Takeuji. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2010 she received the Fukuoka City's Peoples Award and the Athlete of the Year from the Fukuoka Amateur Sports Association. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2013)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic medal. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2013)
Impairment
She has a motor skill impairment. (challengers.tv, 22 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 4
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heats 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-13 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2013-08-14 8
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final 1 2013-08-14 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2013-08-17 10
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-18 9