Japan women's national water polo team

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Japan
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FINA code JPN
Association Japan Swimming Federation
Confederation AASF (Asia)
Head coachHideo Katoh
Asst coachInaki Izou
Keiji Ooi
Captain Kotori Suzuki
FINA ranking (since 2008)
Current8 (as of 9 August 2021)
Highest8 (2021)
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (first in 2020 )
Best result9th place (2020)
World Championship
Appearances5 (first in 2001 )
Best result11th place (2001, 2003)
Media
Website swim.or.jp

The Japan women's national water polo team is the representative for Japan in international women's water polo.

Contents

Results

Olympic Games

World Championship

Current squad

Roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Makihiro Motomiya [2]

No.PlayerPos.L/RHeightWeightDate of birth (age)AppsOG/
Goals
ClubRef
1 Rikako Miura 10GK2R1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)61 kg (134 lb) (1989-10-13)13 October 1989 (aged 31)760/0 Flag of Japan.svg Nittai Club [3]
2 Yumi Arima 50D2R1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)73 kg (161 lb) (1997-09-09)9 September 1997 (aged 23)450/0 Flag of Japan.svg Fujimura [4]
3 Akari Inaba 50D2R1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)60 kg (132 lb) (1998-02-02)2 February 1998 (aged 23)500/0 Flag of Japan.svg Shumei University [5]
4 Eruna Ura 50D2R1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)61 kg (134 lb) (2002-10-14)14 October 2002 (aged 18)80/0 Flag of Japan.svg Shumei University [6]
5 Kaho Iwano 20CB2R1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)62 kg (137 lb) (1999-08-06)6 August 1999 (aged 21)60/0 Flag of Japan.svg Shumei University [7]
6 Miku Koide 40CF2R1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)78 kg (172 lb) (1992-05-21)21 May 1992 (aged 29)330/0 Flag of Japan.svg Bourbon [8]
7 Maiko Hashida 50D2R1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)58 kg (128 lb) (2000-12-23)23 December 2000 (aged 20)280/0 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Sport [9]
8 Yuki Niizawa (C)50D1L1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)56 kg (123 lb) (1997-02-13)13 February 1997 (aged 24)510/0 Flag of Japan.svg Nittai Club [10]
9 Minori Yamamoto 50D2R1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)80 kg (176 lb) (1997-10-14)14 October 1997 (aged 23)450/0 Flag of Japan.svg Shumei University [11]
10 Kako Kawaguchi 50D1L1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)56 kg (123 lb) (1999-07-14)14 July 1999 (aged 22)60/0 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Sport [12]
11 Marina Tokumoto 20CB2R1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)60 kg (132 lb) (1996-02-02)2 February 1996 (aged 25)650/0 Flag of Japan.svg Toeikai [13]
12 Kyoko Kudo 50D2R1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)56 kg (123 lb) (2001-02-10)10 February 2001 (aged 20)60/0 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Sport [14]
13 Minami Shioya 10GK2R1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)68 kg (150 lb) (1997-07-27)27 July 1997 (aged 23)510/0 Flag of Japan.svg Shumei University [15]
Average1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)64 kg (141 lb)23 years, 302 days36

Note: Age as of 23 July 2021
Source: Japan Women | Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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