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Aya
Takano
JapanJapan, JPN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
14 March 1994
Height
165 cm
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Sports Science - Doshisha University: Kyoto, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age four.
Why this sport?
She began swimming to help with her asthma.
Club / Team
Itoman Swimming School: Kyoto, JPN
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [national], JPN

International Debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Olympic Games
Location
London, ENG

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Haruka Ueda. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
She received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 19 Sep 2017; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 30 Sep 2016; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 01 Oct 2014)

She was presented with the Excellence Award at the Kyoto Sports Awards in Japan, in both 2014 and 2015. (spogaku.pref.kyoto.lg.jp, 12 Apr 2016; spogaku.pref.kyoto.lg.jp, 04 Apr 2015)