Rie Kaneto was born on September 8th, 1988 in Shobara, Hiroshima, Japan.
Kaneto represented her nation as a 19-year-old in the 200M Breaststroke. Leading up to the Games, she placed second at the Japanese Olympic trials with a time of 2:26.28. Kaneto take the seventh spot in the final by nine hundredths of a second (0.09), in an outstanding time of 2:25.14.
2016 Rio Olympics
Kaneto won gold in the 200M Breaststroke with a time of 2:20.30, beating second place finisher, Yulia Efimova by 1.67 seconds.