Sep 15, 2023

Rikkyo swimmer places 7th in world junior championships



Tamaki Noi, a member of Rikkyo University’s swimming team, placed seventh in the women’s 400-meter individual medley of the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships 2023 held in Netanya, Israel, from September 4, 2023. Noi, a first-year student of the university’s Department of Contemporary Culture and Society, College of Sociology, competed as a member of the Japanese national team.

Noi’s performance in the championships :
  • Women’s 400-meter individual medley at 4:49.15  7th in the final
  • Women’s 200-meter individual medley at 2:16.94  9th in the qualifier


First-year student of the Department of Contemporary Culture and Society, College of Sociology
Tamaki Noi

This event was my first overseas competition, so I was very nervous. When I was selected as a member of the national team, I felt somewhat uneasy. At the same time, I was very grateful for the wonderful environment of Rikkyo University’s swimming team, which gave me self-confidence. I was not satisfied with my results, and I am not happy about them, but I was able to clearly identify the points that I need to improve, that is, basic training regarding my power and speed.

It was also a great opportunity for me to deepen my understanding of different cultures through exchanges with overseas swimmers, and to experience firsthand that sports can transcend national borders. Many people cheered and supported me, which encouraged me to do my best. I’d like to thank them all.

I will continue to practice every day to establish new records in the future. I appreciate your continued support.

Tamaki Noi, second from right in the middle row

You are viewing this site in a browser that is no longer supported or secure.
For the best possible experience, we recommend that you use a modern browser.