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Misaki
Yamaguchi
JapanJapan, JPN
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 January 1990
Height
165 cm
Weight
60 kg
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Kinki University: Osaka, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10 months. She took up the sport seriously at about age 11.
Why this sport?
Her parents are swimming coaches.

International Debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Japan

General Interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Positive thinking." (Twitter profile, 09 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours
She received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in 2010, 2014 and 2015. (panasonic.co.jp, 18 Sep 2010; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 01 Oct 2014; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (daily.co.jp, 07 Aug 2016)