Athletes

Rio medalist, ever-evolving Swimming

NAKAJIMA Keichi

Nickname:Nakajii, Keichi

i enjoy

Winning against the competition, especially in the latter half of a race. I also really enjoy it when I’m able to improve my swimming through training, and feel that I’ve gotten faster.

Strong points

“I’m good at butterfly and freestyle. In individual medley, my plan is to get through the first half on top, then really ramp up the competition in the last freestyle, go through my last sprint and win—watch for it!”

  • Sport
    Swimming
  • DOB
    1998-11-16
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Himeji City, Hyogo
  • Team
    Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance
  • Position/Class
    S14/SB14/SM14
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 200m Freestyle: 6th Place
     Men’s 200m Individual Medley: Bronze medal

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2015
     Japan Para Swimming Games (Tokyo)
     Men’s 200m Individual Medley (SM14): 3rd Place
     Men’s 50m Freestyle (S14): 2nd Place
     100m Freestyle (S14): 3rd Place
    ・2017
     Japan Intellectual Impairment Championships Swimming Event
     Men’s 50m Butterfly: 1st Place *New Japan record
     Men’s 100m Freestyle: 1st Place
     Men’s 200m Freestyle: 2nd Place
    ・2017
     Japan Para Swimming Games (Tokyo)
     Men’s 100m Butterfly: 1st Place *New Asia record
     Men’s 50m Freestyle: 1st Place
     Men’s 200m Freestyle: 1st Place
     Men’s 200m Individual Medley: 2nd Place
    ・2018
     1st Japan Intellectual Impairment Championships New Year Meet (Chiba)
     400m Individual Medley: 1st Place
     50m Freestyle: 1st Place
    ・2018
     2018 Japan Para Swimming Spring Meet (Shizuoka)
     200m Individual Medley: 1st Place
     100m Butterfly: 1st Place
     200m Freestyle: 1st Place
     100m Backstroke: 1st Place
     100m Freestyle: 1st Place
    ・2018
     2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships (Australia)
     200m Freestyle: 3rd Place
     200m Individual Medley: 2nd Place
     100m Backstroke: 1st Place
     100m Butterfly: 2nd Place
     Mixed 4x100m Free Relay: 2nd Place
    ・2018
     2018 Japan Para Swimming Games (Kanagawa)
     100m Freestyle: 1st Place
     100m Butterfly: 2nd Place
     100m Backstroke: 2nd Place
     200m Individual Medley: 2nd Place
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
     200m Freestyle: 3rd Place
     100m Backstroke: 2nd Place
     100m Butterfly: 2nd Place
     200m Individual Medley: 3rd Place
    ・2018
     21st Japan Intellectual Impairment Championships (25m) Swimming Event (Ishikawa)
     25m Freestyle: 1st Place
     100m Butterfly: 1st Place
     50m Butterfly: 1st Place
    ・2018
     35th Japan Para Swimming Championships (Mie)
     200m Individual Medley: 1st Place
     100m Butterfly: 1st Place