|Born||12 December 1974|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
She received five Olympic medals at the 1996, the 2000 and the 2004 Summer Olympics. The silver medal from the 2000 Olympics was in the duet with Miho Takeda, and they also received a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics.
Tachibana began practicing the sport during her fourth year in elementary school. During the summer of 2008, she was a synchronized swimming coach for the Santa Clara Aquamaids in Santa Clara, California.
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