Miwa Asao

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Miwa Asao
Asao competing in Norway in 2008
Personal information
Full name Miwa Asao
Born (1986-02-02) 2 February 1986 (age 31)
Suzuka, Mie, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)[1]
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Ayumi Kusano

Miwa Asao (浅尾 美和?, Asao Miwa, born 2 February 1986 in Suzuka, Mie) is a female Japanese beach volleyball player. Referred to in media reports as the "pixie of beach volleyball" or simply "pixie of the beach" for her small stature and good looks, Asao helped to popularize beach volleyball in Japan. She became a national celebrity from the many articles written on her in Japanese magazines and newspapers, and through her numerous appearances on television.[2][3]


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