Noriko Inada

Noriko Inada (稲田 法子, Inada Noriko) (born 27 July 1978 in Sōka, Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese swimmer who competed in the 1992, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

Noriko Inada
Personal information
Full nameNoriko Inada
Nationality Japan
Born (1978-07-27) 27 July 1978
Sōka, Japan
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)

Inada retired after the 2004 Summer Olympics, though she joined the Phoenix Swim Club in 2008[2] and attempted to make a professional comeback in April 2010.[3] In April 2012, she placed 3rd in the 100m backstroke in the Japan Championship, just missing out on a top 2 spot required for attending the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3] 2014 saw her break three world records in the 35-39 age group at the 2014 FINA World Masters Championships.[4][5] In 2015, she won the Japan Championship in the 50m backstroke time with a time of 28.36s, and placed second in the 100m backstroke with a time of 1m 1.27s.[6] In 2017, she is still with the Phoenix Swim Club, as an assistant coach.[2]


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Noriko Inada". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. "Phoenix Swim Club Coaching Staff". Phoenix Swim Club. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. "35歳稲田50背初V 競泳女レジェンド" [35 Year Old Inada Wins 50m, Female Swimming Legend]. Nikkan Sports. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  4. "Noriko Inada Closes Out Masters World Championships With Third World Record". Swimming World. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. "15th FINA World Masters Championships - Montreal CAN - Aug 3-10.2014. Swimming - Women" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  6. "<競泳>日本選手権結果報告 稲田法子選手が優勝!" [<Swimming> Japan Championship Results Announcement - Noriko Inada wins!]. Central Sports Club. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2017.

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