Athletes

Her exuberant smile, ready to shine at the Tokyo Paralympic Games Wheelchair Tennis

KAMIJI Yui

Nickname:Yuichan

i enjoy

It’s so fun when I’m able to make a shot, in a match, that I’d trained for and finally made my own—and just in general, when I’m able to do things I hadn’t been able to do before.

Strong points

“I’m 143cm tall, which means I’m even smaller than the average Japanese athlete, who tend to already be pretty small. I may not be able to beat other players in terms of power, but I won’t be beat in terms of how fast I can control my wheelchair.”

  • Sport
    Wheelchair Tennis
  • DOB
    1994-04-24
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Akashi City, Hyogo
  • Team
    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Position/Class
    Woman’s
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・London 2012 Paralympic Games
    ・Women’s Singles - Eliminated in quarter-finals
    ・Women’s Doubles - Eliminated in quarter-finals
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
    ・Women’s Singles - Bronze medal
    ・Women’s Doubles - Eliminated in semi-finals

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2016 Japan Open (Fukuoka)
     Women’s Singles - 1st Place
     Women’s Doubles - 1st Place
    ・2017 Australian Open (Australia) Women’s Singles - 1st Place
    ・2017 Japan Open (Fukuoka)
     Women’s Singles - 1st Place
     Women’s Doubles - 1st Place
    ・2017 Daegu Open (Korea) Women’s Singles - 1st Place
    ・2017 Birmingham Canadian Wheelchair Tennis Classic (Canada)
     Women’s Singles - 1st Place
    ・2017 US Open (U.S.) Women’s Singles - 1st Place