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Rie
Kaneto
JapanJapan, JPN
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
08 September 1988
Marital status
Married
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Tokai University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
Her father and her two older siblings were involved in the sport.

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Nanaka Tamura. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Injuries
In 2010 she suffered a hernia ahead of the All Japan Tournament. (nikkei.com, 30 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have self-control." (tv-asahi.co.jp, 26 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Gifu Prefecture Citizen Honorary Grand Award in Japan. (gifu.swim.or.jp, 01 Feb 2017)

She was named Best Swimmer of the Year at the 2016 Japan Aquatics Awards. (swim.or.jp, 31 Jan 2017)

In 2016 she received the Hiroshima Prefecture Citizen Honorary Award in Japan. (mainichi.jp, 31 Aug 2016)

She received an Excellence Award at the 2015 Japan Aquatics Awards. (tobiuojapan.org, 26 Jan 2016)

In 2015 she received the Shobara City Hometown Achievement Award in Japan. (city.shobara.hiroshima.jp, 05 Feb 2015)

In 2013 she received the Kozuki Sports Award from the Kozuki Foundation in Japan. (kozuki.or.jp, 20 Sep 2013)

She was named Best Swimmer of the 2012 Konami Open in Japan. (konamisportsandlife.co.jp, 22 Jan 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming in March 2018. (hochi.co.jp, 17 Mar 2018)