Keiichi Kimura11 September 1990 Japan
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Rio 2016 Paralympics Games - Silver: 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly S11; Bronze: 100m freestyle S11 and 100m breaststroke SB11
- 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships – Gold: 100m breaststroke SB11 and 100m butterfly S11; Silver: 50m freestyle S11; Bronze: 200m individual medley SM11
- 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships – Gold: 100m freestyle S11 and 100m breaststroke SB11; Silver: 50m freestyle S11; Bronze: 100m butterfly S11 and 200m individual medley SM11
- London 2012 Paralympic Games – Silver: 100m breaststroke SB11; Bronze: 100m butterfly S11
- 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships – Silver: 100m breaststroke SB11; Bronze: 100m freestyle S11, 100m butterfly S11 and 200m individual medley SM11
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- Kimura: My three aims for Rio 2016
Keichi Kimura has an important long-term goal in mind.
The visually impaired Para swimmer wants to compete at his home Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
He may achieve his goal and Japan will be hoping that he can replicate the gold-medal winning success that started for Kimura in 2015.
His biggest rival is also his hero. The USA’s Bradley Snyder has emerged as the man to beat in the men’s S11 and Kimura credits the American with being his inspiration.
Despite being in his mid-20s, Kimura already has a huge amount of competition experience.
At Rio 2016 he used that experience to his advantage. Whilst he did not beat Snyder, he still left with four medals to show he still amongst the world's best in one of the most competitive classifications.
He began swimming at the age of 10, having lost his sight at two-years-old due to a retinal condition.
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