Sakiko Shimizu

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Sakiko Shimizu is a competitive swimmer who represents Japan internationally. 

International Competition

2014 Asian Games

At her first major international competition, Shimizu swam the 400 IM, advancing to finals and finishing 2nd overall (4:38.63), earning a silver medal.

2015 World Championships

In Kazan, Shimizu once again swam the 400 IM, advancing to the final heat and better ing her time from the previous year (4:37.19) to finish in 6th overall.

2016 Olympic Games

In Rio, Shimizu broke the Japanese national record and smashed her own personal best time in the 400 IM, touching at 4:34.66 in prelims and qualifying 6th overall. In finals, Shimizu wasn’t able to repeat her performance, swimming a 4:38.06 to finish 8th overall.

2017 World Championships

Shimizu competed in the 400 IM in Budapest, again making the final heat and finishing 5th overall in a time of 4:35.62.

2018 Pan Pacific Championships

At a home games in Tokyo, Shimizu qualified for the final heat of the 400 IM and finished in 3rd (4:36.27) overall, earning her first international medal in 4 years.

2018 Asian Games

In Jakarta, Shimizu kept the medal train rolling, earning her second ever medal at the Asian games as she swam to a 3rd place finish in the 400 IM (4:39.10). She also swam the freestyle leg of Japan’s 4×100 medley relay in prelims, which went on to take gold in a new national and games record that night.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 400 Medley Relay 2018 Asian Games
Bronze 400 I.M. 2018 Asian Games
Bronze 400 I.M. 2018 Pan Pacific Championships
Silver 400 I.M. 2014 Asian Games

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 400 IM 4:34.66 08/06/16 2016 Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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