Athletes

Up-and-coming star of para canoe, gunning for a gold medal in her local Koto City Canoe

SERYU Monika

Nickname:Monika

i enjoy

The fact that I get to meet so many people at training camps, tournaments, and overseas trips! I also can’t get enough of the wrestling we do in our night training with the other athletes and the coaches [laughs].

Strong points

“My strength is my shoulder muscles, that I built through weight training! I’m going to use these muscles and my strong strokes to aim for a Paralympic medal. Keep an eye out for my dynamic strokes around the middle of the race.”

  • Sport
    Canoe
  • DOB
    1997-11-17
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Koto City, Tokyo
  • Team
    Koto Canoe Association/University of Tsukuba
  • Position/Class
    KL1
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - KL1: 8th Place

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2014 1st Japan Para Canoe Championships (Ishikawa) - Women’s (KTA): 1st Place
    ・2015 Para Canoe Overseas Qualifiers (Kagawa) - Women’s (KL1): 1st Place
    ・2015 Para Canoe World Championships (Italy) - Women’s (KL1): 9th Place
    ・2015 2nd Japan Para Canoe Championships (Ishikawa) - Women’s (KL1): 1st Place
    ・2016 1st Asian Paracanoe Championships 2016 - Women’s (KL1): 1st Place
    ・2017 Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 (Hungary) - Women’s (KL1): 2nd Place
    ・2017 Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 (Serbia) - Women’s (KL1): 1st Place
    ・2017 2017 Canoe Sprint World Championships (Czech Republic) - Women’s (KL1): 8th Place
    ・2017 Japan Para Canoe Championships (Ishikawa)
     Women’s (KL1): 1st Place
      Women’s (VL1): 1st Place
    ・2018 Para Canoe World Championships (Portugal) - Women’s (KL1): 7th Place
    ・2019 Para Canoe World Championships (Hungary)
     Women’s (KL1): 5th Place
     Women’s (VL1): 1st Place