Shiho Sakai

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Shiho Sakai
Personal information
Full name Shiho Sakai
Nationality  Japan
Born (1990-12-01) December 1, 1990 (age 24)
Height 159 cm[1]
Weight 53 kg[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) backstroke
Club Bridgestone swimming school Koga

Shiho Sakai (酒井 志穂 Sakai Shiho?, born December 1, 1990 in Koga, Fukuoka) is a Japanese backstroke swimmer.

Major achievements[edit]

2009 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

  • 100m backstroke 1st (1:01.13)[2]
  • 200m backstroke 2nd (2:12.00)[2]

Personal bests[edit]

In long course

  • 50m backstroke: 27.88 (July 29, 2009)
  • 100m backstroke: 59.14 Asian Japanese Record (July 28, 2009)
  • 200m backstroke: 2:09.06 (August 28, 2008)

In short course

  • 50m backstroke: 26.42 (February 21, 2009)
  • 100m backstroke: 55.23 World record (November 15, 2009)[3]
  • 200m backstroke: 2:00.18 Former world record (November 14, 2009)[4]

References[edit]

Records
Preceded by
United States Natalie Coughlin
Women's 100-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

February 22, 2009 – December 4, 2014
Succeeded by
Hungary Katinka Hosszú
Preceded by
Zimbabwe Kirsty Coventry
Women's 200-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

November 14, 2009 – October 22, 2011
Succeeded by
United States Missy Franklin