Yanagisawa Akane

Full Name Yanagisawa Akane (柳澤 明希)
Nation Japan
Birthdate October 8, 1998
Olympics 2020
Status Active
Social Media Instagram
Career Highlights

2020 Olympian… Six-time world medalist… Two-time silver medalist at the Asian Games (2018, 2023)… Competed in four World Championships (2019, 2022, 2023, 2024)… Swam at the 2016 World Junior Championships.

2024:  Won silver in free team at the World Championships… Also placed seventh in acrobatic team there.

2023: Won silver in team at the Asian Games… Earned silver in free team, bronze in acrobatic team and placed fourth in technical team at the World Championships… Competed in two World Cups – Markham (2G, 1S) and Montpellier (1G, 1S).

2022: Won silver in technical team and free combination, and bronze in free team at the World Championships.

2021: Finished fourth in team at the Olympic Games… Swam in the technical and free team routines at the World Series leg in Kazan.

2020: Did not compete internationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all meets.

2019: Placed fourth in free team and free combination at the FINA World Championships… Served as alternate to the technical team all season… Also competed in two world series meets as part of the team routines – Tokyo and Greensboro.

2018: Competed at the Synchro America Open in the ‘B’ team in the technical team, free combination and highlight events.

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Headshot: TV Asahi