|Full Name||Yukiko Inui (乾 友紀子)|
|Birthdate||December 4, 1990|
Veteran of the Japanese team… 2012 and 2016 Olympian… Two-time Olympic bronze medalist in 2016…Placed fifth in duet and team in 2012… Eight-time world bronze medalist… Competed at the 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 FINA World Championships… Member of the duet since 2009 and soloist since 2013… Eight-time silver medalist at the Asian Games across three editions (2010, 2014, 2018).
2020: Selected for the Olympic duet and team… Did not compete internationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all meets.
2019: Won two bronze medals in technical and free solo at the FINA World Championships… These were her first world medals in the solo event… Placed fourth in technical duet, free duet, technical team, free team and free combination there as well… Also competed in four world series meets as part of the solo, duet or team routines – Paris, Tokyo, Greensboro and Quebec City.
2018: Competed in seven events all season… Won two silver in duet and team at the Asian Games… Started the season with Kanami Nakamaki but was paired with Megumu Yoshida following Nakamaki’s departure… Competed in three world series meets – Paris, Tokyo and Surrey.
2017: Competed in seven events all season…Won two bronze medals in technical team and combo at the World Championships…Also placed fourth in technical and free solo, technical and free duet, and free team there… Competed at the German Open, the MUFE French Open and the Japan Open.
2016: Won two bronze medals in duet and team at the Olympic Games in Rio…Won six gold medals at the Asian Championships… Also swam at the Japan Open.