Miya Tachibana

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Miya Tachibana
Personal information
Nationality  Japan
Born (1974-12-12) 12 December 1974 (age 41)
Ōtsu, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Synchronized swimming
Club Osaka Sayama

Miya Tachibana (立花 美哉 Tachibana Miya?, born December 12, 1974) is a Japanese competitor in synchronized swimming from Ōtsu, Shiga.[1]

She received five Olympic medals at the 1996, the 2000 and the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2] The silver medal from the 2000 Olympics was in the duet with Miho Takeda, and they also received a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics.[3]

Tachibana began practicing the sport during her fourth year in elementary school. During the summer of 2008, she was a synchronized swimming coach for the Santa Clara Aquamaids in Santa Clara, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanspo.com profile (Japanese)
  2. ^ "Profile: "Miya Tachibana"". databaseOlympics.com. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Miya Tachibana Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2 August 2015.