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Yayoi
Matsumoto
JapanJapan, JPN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
08 March 1990
Height
168 cm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
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 five.
Why this sport?
Her mother asked her to start learning either English or swimming.
Club / Team
XFLAG: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiya Murakami [personal], JPN, from 2018

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rome, ITA

General Interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Yoshihiro Fujimori. (Instagram profile, 03 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee. (Instagram profile, 03 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In that moment it's worth betting a lifetime." (Twitter profile, 03 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she received the Shizuoka Prefecture Special Citation Award in Japan. (Twitter profile, 30 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (tecotec.co.jp, 03 Dec 2018)
Other information
NEW COACH
She decided to train with Fumiya Murakami, who has coached Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, She was previously coached by Yoshihiro Fujimori for eight years. (Instagram profile, 03 Dec 2018)

BREAK AND RETURN
She took a break after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In December 2018 she returned to training in order to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 03 Dec 2018; tecotec.co.jp, 03 Dec 2018)