Misa Amano

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Misa Amano
Personal information
Nationality  Japan
Born (1986-10-15) 15 October 1986 (age 28)
Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Individual medley

Misa Amano (天野 美沙 Amano Misa?, born October 15, 1986 in Kanagawa) is a Japanese swimmer, who specialized in individual medley events.[1] She is a multiple-time Japanese record holder in the both 200 and 400 m individual medley.

Amano qualified for the medley swimming events, as a 17-year-old, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by attaining an A-standard entry time of 4:43.72 from the Japanese Olympic trials.[2][3] On the first day of the competition, Amano finished tenth in the preliminary heats of the women's 400 m individual medley with a time of 4:45.61, failing to qualify for the final by 0.45 of a second outside the top 8.[4][5] In the 200 m individual medley, Amano continued her luck in the preliminary heats, as she missed again a spot for the semifinals by more than six tenths of a second (0.60) behind New Zealand's Helen Norfolk, in a time of 2:17.88.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Misa Amano". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Mochizuki, Hideki (20 April 2004). "Japanese Olympic Trials, Day One: Miki Smashes Asian Record in 400 IM; Yamada Nips Shibata to Take a Fast 400 Free". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 400m Individual Medley Startlist (Heat 4)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "Women’s 400 IM Prelims: Klochkova Dominant in Signature Event, Clocks 4:38.36. Sandeno Qualifies Second in PR 4:40.21". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 400m Individual Medley Heat 4". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Women's 200m Individual Medley Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Women's 200 Individual Medley Prelims Day 3: Klochkova Aims for Repeat Olympic Gold; Americans Qualify 3rd and 4th". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 9 Mayl 2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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