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Name KIMURA Ayako
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 11 JUN 1988
Residence Gender Female
Height 168 cm Weight 53 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
01 OCT 2014 18:35 Women's 100m Hurdles Final Final 3 13.25
30 SEP 2014 18:52 Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 2 2 13.47

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Olympic Games
37100m Hurdles2012London, GBR13.75
World Challenge
3100m Hurdles2012Kawasaki, JPN13.31
4100m Hurdles2013Tokyo, JPN13.20
6100m Hurdles2014Tokyo, JPN13.13
6100m Hurdles2013Rieti, ITA13.49
8100m Hurdles2011Kawasaki, JPN13.59
Asian Championships
1100m Hurdles2013Pune, IND13.25
4100m Hurdles2011Kobe, JPN13.26

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Kimu (edion.co.jp, 20 Jul 2014)
Hobbies Watching sport and spending time in cafes. (edion.co.jp, 20 Jul 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Office Worker
Higher education Yokohama National University, Japan
Club Edion, Hiroshima, JPN
Coach Kawagoe Manabu [club], JPN, from 2011; Yoshihiro Chiba [national], JPN (edion.co.jp, 20 Jul 2014; NOC Media Guide, 26 Sep 2014)
Other Sports She won the long jump event at the National High School Championships. (daily.co.jp, 29 Jun 2012)
International debut 2011 for Japan, Asian Championships (Kobe) (jaaf.or.jp, 11 Jul 2013)
Injuries She injured her left thigh after tripping over a hurdle in late 2013 and didn't return to the track until March 2014. (jiji.com, 29 Apr 2014; nikkansports.com, 07 Jul 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She began athletics at about age 10 at school. (daily.co.jp, 29 Jun 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
She was asked by a friend if she would like to try the sport with her together. (pakila.jp, 06 Jun 2012)

Hero
Japan athlete Kayoko Fukushi. (pakila.jp, 06 Jun 2012)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best." (edion.co.jp, 20 Jul 2014)

Awards
In 2013 she received an Excellence Award from the Hiroshima Sports Association. (edion.co.jp, 10 Jan 2014)

She was given the Maple Award by the Hiroshima Prefecture in 2006. (pref.hiroshima.lg.jp, 25 Aug 2006)