Miya Tachibana

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Miya Tachibana
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Women's synchronized swimming
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Duet
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team Competition
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Duet
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Team Competition
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition

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 2000 was in duet with Miho Takeda, and the same duet received a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics.

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 on January 30, 2008)