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Sakiko
Shimizu
JapanJapan, JPN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 April 1992
Height
156 cm
Weight
51 kg
Residence
Kanagawa, JPN
Languages
English, Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
She was influenced by her brother.
Club / Team
Miki House: Japan
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [national], JPN

General Interest

Most influential person in career
Her mother. (sports.yahoo.co.jp, 03 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She received an Excellence Award at the 2016 and 2017 Japan Aquatic Awards. (tobiuojapan.org, 30 Jan 2017; swim.or.jp, 22 Jan 2018)

In 2016 she received the Otawara City Sports Achievement Grand Award in Japan. (shimotsuke.co.jp, 15 Jun 2017; city.ohtawara.tochigi.jp, 28 Dec 2016)

She was named Best Female Swimmer at the 2015 Konami Open Swimming Tournament in Japan. (konamiopen.jp, 22 Feb 2015)

In 2014 she received the Tochigi Prefecture Special Award in Japan. (shimotsuke.co.jp, 14 Feb 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nikkansports.com, 31 Jul 2017)
Other information
POOL HONOUR
A swimming pool at Kurobane Junior High School in Otawara, Japan, was named the Sakiko Shimizu Memorial Pool in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (shimotsuke.co.jp, 15 Jun 2017)