Inui Yukiko

Full Name Inui Yukiko (乾 友紀子)
Nation Japan
Birthdate December 4, 1990
Olympics 2012, 2016, 2020
Status Retired (Oct. 2023)
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Career Highlights

Three-time Olympian… Two-time Olympic bronze medalist in 2016… Four-time World Champion in solo (2022, 2023)… Eight-time World bronze medalist… Competed at eight World Championships (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022, 2023)… Member of the duet from 2009-2021 and soloist since 2013… Eight-time silver medalist at the Asian Games across three editions (2010, 2014, 2018).

2023: Won gold in technical solo and free solo at the World Championships…Competed in three World Cups –  Markham (1G, 1S), Montpellier (2G) and Oviedo (2G)… Announced retirement in October.

2022: Won gold in technical solo and free solo at the World Championships, the first titles in the solo events for Japan.

2021: Finished fourth in duet and team at the Olympic Games… Swam in both duet and 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: 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.

2018Competed 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.

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