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Yukiko
Inui
JapanJapan, JPN
Female
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 December 1990
Height
170 cm
Residence
Osaka, JPN
Occupation
University Staff
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Economics - Ritsumeikan University: Kyoto, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in the first grade of primary school in Shiga, Japan.
Why this sport?
She wanted to try artistic swimming after watching a competition on television.
Club / Team
Ashiya University [JPN] / Imura AS Swimming Club [JPN]:
Name of coach
Masayo Imura [national, personal], JPN, from 2002

International Debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Japan
Location
Madrid, ESP

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmer Natalia Ishchenko (Athlete, 18 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Challenges always exists where there is hope." (Athlete, 18 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2018 she received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015, 18 Sep 2018)

She was given an Excellence Award at the 2017 Japan Aquatics Awards. (swim.or.jp, 22 Jan 2018)

She received the Kyoto City Sports Highest Honorary Award in Japan in 2016, 2017, and 2018. (city.kyoto.lg.jp, 19 Dec 2018, 18 Dec 2017; sankei.com, 30 Dec 2016)

In 2016 she was given the Shiga Prefecture Citizen Sports Grand Prize in Japan. (pref.shiga.lg.jp, 15 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sanspo.com, 09 Jul 2020)
Other information
LEADER
She served as captain of the Japanese national team ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sanspo.com,08 Jul 2020)

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