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Athletes

Mai
Nakagawa
JapanJapan, JPN
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 April 1987
Height
155 cm
Weight
52 kg
Languages
English, Japanese

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age six.
Why this sport?
She originally wanted to try trampolining, but chose diving instead.

International Debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Japan
Location
Germany

General Interest

Hero / Idol
US diver Laura Wilkinson. (Athlete, 17 Mar 2007)
Injuries
Back pain forced her to withdraw from the 2015 Asian Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was troubled by back pain again in 2016. (nikkansports.com, 01 Sep 2015, 06 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy everyday with a smile." (Twitter profile, 21 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the Komatsu City Sports Special Prize in 2012. (city.komatsu.lg.jp, 01 Dec 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in September 2016. (nikkansports.com, 08 Sep 2016)