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Chihiro
Igarashi
JapanJapan, JPN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 May 1995
Height
171 cm
Residence
Yokohama, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Japan

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age three.
Why this sport?
Her mother wanted her to learn swimming for safety reasons and there was a swimming school near her house.
Club / Team
Take and Give Needs [JPN] / JSS [JPN]:
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [national], JPN

General Interest

Most influential person in career
Her family. (tgn.co.jp, 02 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Aya Terakawa. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
She received an Excellence Award at the Japan Aquatics Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018. (tobiuojapan.org, 30 Jan 2017, 23 Jan 2018; bbm-japan.com, 29 Jan 2019)

In 2016 she was presented with the Aoba-ku Achievement Award in Yokohama, Japan. (city.yokohama.jp, 09 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nikkansports.com, 02 Oct 2017)