Reiko Nakamura

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Reiko Nakamura
Personal information
Full name 中村 礼子
Nationality  Japan
Born (1982-05-17) May 17, 1982 (age 32)
Yokohama, Japan
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) backstroke
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Nakamura".

Reiko Nakamura (中村 礼子 Nakamura Reiko?, born May 17, 1982 in Yokohama, Japan)[5] is a Japanese Olympic and Asian record-holding swimmer. She swam in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, winning the bronze medals in the 200m backstroke at both editions.

At the 2008 Olympics, Nakamura set the Asian Records and Japanese Records in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes (59.36 and 2:07.13).

At the 2007 World Championships, she swam to a new Japanese Record in the 100 back (1:00.40) in finishing third. Eight days later, she lowered the mark to 1:00.29 in winning the 2007 Japan Championships.[6]


  1. ^ "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Montreal 2005 Results". Archived from the original on 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  3. ^ "12th FINA World Championships". Archived from the original on 2007-06-06. Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  4. ^ "2002 World Championships - Short Course Swim Rankings results". Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  5. ^ Nakamura's entry on
  6. ^ Reiko wins back national swimming title, published 2007-04-06; retrieved 2009-07-13.