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Athletes

Kurumi
Yoshida
JapanJapan, JPN
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
01 December 1991
Height
167 cm
Weight
59 kg
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Asian Studies - Otemon Gakuin University: Japan

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age two, and took up synchronised swimming in fourth grade at primary school.
Why this sport?
Her friend asked her to try the sport.

International Debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Changshu, CHN

General Interest

Injuries
She withdrew from the national squad ahead of the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, because of inflammation in her left knee. (datazoo.jp, 23 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 and 2015 she received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 01 Oct 2014; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015)

In 2012 she received a Sports Grand Prize from the Japan Student Services Organisation. (jasso.go.jp, 28 Jun 2012)

She received the Special Best Athlete Award at the 2011 Osaka Swimming Association Excellence Awards in Japan. (swim-osaka.org, 10 Oct 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competition in September 2016, after winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sponichi.co.jp, 17 Sep 2016)