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July 12, 1983 |
|Other interests||Fashion model|
|Team||NEC Red Rockets|
Megumi Kawamura (河村めぐみ Kawamura Megumi, born July 12, 1983 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture) is a former Japanese volleyball player and occasional model. She is the tallest fashion model in Japan.
Nicknamed Megu, she was a member of the national volleyball team that won the bronze medal at the 2001 World Grand Champions Cup playing middle blocker for NEC Red Rockets. Wearing number 10 and 15, she stayed with the team until her retirement on August 30, 2005.
Born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, she studied at Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku high school (東九州龍谷高等学校) and was a member of the volleyball team there. When she was 11 years old, she was featured in a TV show as Japan's tallest primary schoolchild. She comes from a tall family, with both her father and her brother measuring 6'3". After finishing high school, she joined the volleyball team NEC Red Rockets. She was called up to the Japanese national team and played in the 2001 World Grand Champions Cup.
Because of her 193 cm height (6'4"), Kawamura was positioned as a middle blocker.
- (in Japanese)ラジかる
- World Grand Champions Cup Bronze Medal (2001)
- The 11th Women's V.League New Face Award (2004–05)