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Yukiko
Inui
JapanJapan, JPN
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 December 1990
Height
170 cm
Weight
53 kg
Occupation
University Staff
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Economics - Ritsumeikan University: Kyoto, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in her first grade of primary school.
Why this sport?
She wanted to try the sport after watching a competition on TV.
Club / Team
Ashiya University [JPN] / Imura AS Swimming Club [JPN]:
Name of coach
Masayo Imura [national], JPN

International Debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Japan
Location
Madrid, ESP

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmer Natalia Ishchenko (Athlete, 18 Jun 2012)
Injuries
She sustained a left ankle injury in April 2012. (sankei.jp.msn.com, 12 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Challenges always exists where there is hope." (Athlete, 18 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours
She received an Osaka Sports Excellence Award in 2015 and 2018. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015, 18 Sep 2018)

She was given an Excellence Award at the 2017 Japan Aquatics Awards. (swim.or.jp, 22 Jan 2018)

She received the Kyoto City Sports Highest Honorary Award in Japan in 2016, 2017 and 2018. (sankei.com, 30 Dec 2016; city.kyoto.lg.jp, 18 Dec 2017, 19 Dec 2018)

In 2016 she was given the Shiga Prefecture Citizen Sports Grand Prize in Japan. (pref.shiga.lg.jp, 15 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (hochi.co.jp, 11 Sep 2018)

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