Athletes

The queen of the pool returns Swimming

NARITA Mayumi

Nickname:

i enjoy

I was someone who couldn’t swim as a child, and I was able to start swimming at 23 and compete in the Paralympic Games. Sometimes, something you dislike turns into something you like. And there are times when this something is absolutely priceless.

Strong points

“I’d like people to watch me swim and understand that it’s not about age, that you can do anything as long as you have the conviction.”

  • Sport
    Swimming
  • DOB
    1970-08-27
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Kawasaki City, Kanagawa
  • Team
    Yokohama Sakura Swimming School
  • Position/Class
    S5
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games
     100m Freestyle (S4): Gold medal
     50m Freestyle (S4): Gold medal
    ・Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
     200m Freestyle (S4): Gold medal
     100m Freestyle (S4): Gold medal
     50m Freestyle (S4): Gold medal
     50m Backstroke (S4): Gold medal
     150m Individual Medley (S4): Gold medal
     4x50m Relay (S4): Gold medal
    ・Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
     200m Freestyle (S4): Gold medal
     100m Freestyle (S4): Gold medal
     50m Freestyle (S4): Gold medal
     50m Backstroke (S4): Gold medal
     50m Breaststroke (S4): Gold medal
     150m Individual Medley (S4): Gold medal
     4x50m Relay (S4): Gold medal
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     50m Freestyle (S5): 5th Place
     100m Freestyle (S5): 7th Place
     50m Backstroke (S5): 5th Place
     4x100m Relay (34 points): 7th Place

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2015
     Japan Para Swimming Games
     100m Freestyle (S5): 1st Place
     100m Breaststroke (SB4): 1st Place
    ・2017
     Japan Physical Impairment Swimming Championships
     100m Freestyle (S5): 1st Place
     50m Breaststroke (SB4): 1st Place