Miya Tachibana

Miya Tachibana (立花 美哉, Tachibana Miya, born December 12, 1974) is a Japanese competitor in synchronised swimming from Ōtsu, Shiga.[1]

Miya Tachibana
Personal information
Nationality Japan
Born (1974-12-12) 12 December 1974 (age 45)
Ōtsu, Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
StrokesSynchronised swimming
ClubOsaka Sayama

She received five Olympic medals at the 1996, the 2000 and the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2] 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.[3]

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.


  1. ^ Sanspo.com profile (in Japanese)
  2. ^ "Profile: "Miya Tachibana"". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on 23 February 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Miya Tachibana Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2 August 2015.