Kumi Nakada

Kumi Nakada (中田 久美 Nakada Kumi, born 3 September 1965) is a former professional volleyball player and coach of Hisamitsu Springs.[1] She led Japan to a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics while still in high school and, despite serious and chronic knee injuries, remained one of the world's top setters until her retirement from the sport in 1993. Unusually for a Japanese athlete, Nakada was (and still is) remembered by opponents and teammates alike for her volatile temper, fiery competitiveness, and outspoken manner both on and off the court. After brief stints as a fashion model and motivational speaker, Nakada currently provides color commentary and makes guest appearances in a wide range of sports and variety media in Japan. She is represented by the sportsbiz in Tokyo.

Kumi Nakada
Personal information
Born3 September 1965 (1965-09-03) (age 55)
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)

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  1. ^ Hisamitsu Springs. "中田久美コーチ 新監督就任のお知らせ" (PDF). Retrieved 30 May 2012.

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