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 34)
Yokohama, Japan
Sport Swimming
Strokes 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)[1] 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.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nakamura's entry on
  2. ^ Reiko wins back national swimming title, published 2007-04-06; retrieved 2009-07-13.
Preceded by
Angel Martino
Women's 100-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

March 4, 2001 – November 29, 2001
Succeeded by
Natalie Coughlin
Preceded by
Natalie Coughlin
Women's 200-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

February 23, 2008 – April 11, 2008
Succeeded by
Kirsty Coventry