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MORI Hikaru
Japan
JPN
Title
Ms
Lastname
MORI
Firstname
Hikaru
Gender
female
Country
Japan
Place of birth
TOKYO
Year of birth
1999 (22 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Trampoline Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Painting her nails, cooking, making YouTube videos. (style.nikkei.com, 10 May 2019; YouTube channel, 23 Sep 2021, 26 Feb 2021)
Occupation
Student
Education
Kanazawa Gakuin University, Japan
Spoken languages
Japanese
Club
Kanazawa Gakuin University Club [Japan]
Coach
Akiko Maruyama [club, national], JPN
Injuries
She fractured her left elbow after a bad landing during training in 2010 and underwent surgery. She returned to competitive action two months after the surgery. (yahoo.co.jp, 16 Aug 2019; style.nikkei.com, 10 May 2019; bs4.jp, 28 Sep 2014)
Start sporting career
She began trampolining classes at age four in Tokyo, Japan. (yahoo.co.jp, 16 Aug 2019; style.nikkei.com, 10 May 2019)
Reason for taking up the sport
Her mother paid 200 Japanese yen for her and her brothers to play on a trampoline at a park in the rooftop garden of a supermarket, and she enjoyed the experience. "I felt like I was flying in the sky. I enjoyed it very much." (bs4.jp, 03 Mar 2014; daily.co.jp, 30 Jul 2021; kyodonews.com, 31 Jul 2021)
Milestones
She became the first Japanese trampoline gymnast to win an individual gold medal at the world championships, following her victory in the women's individual event at the 2019 edition of the tournament in Tokyo, Japan. (asahi.com, 01 Dec 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jun 2020)

She and her partner Megu Uyama became the first female trampoline gymnasts representing Japan to win gold at the world championships, when they claimed victory in the synchro event at the 2018 edition in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2019; jiji.com, 12 Nov 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese freestyle wrestler Saori Yoshida, Japanese fencer Yuki Ota. (style.nikkei.com, 10 May 2019; sanspo.com, 14 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her mother Mika Mori. (style.nikkei.com, 10 May 2019; sankei.com, 30 Jul 2021)
Philosophy / Motto
"I only have trampoline gymnastics in my life. When I'm doing that, I feel like I can become a decent person." (sanspo.com, 14 Jan 2020)
Awards
In 2020 she received a Special Award at the Asahi TV Big Sports Awards in Japan. (jpn-gym.or.jp, 08 Dec 2019)

She was named 2019 Gymnast of the Year by the Japan Gymnastics Association. (chunichi.co.jp, 18 Jan 2020)

In 2019 she received a Sports Encouragement Award at the Asahi TV Big Sports Awards in Japan. (Asahi TV YouTube channel, 15 Jan 2019)

In 2018 and 2019 she was presented with the Ishikawa Prefecture Sports Special Award in Japan. (Hokuriku Asahi Broadcasting YouTube channel, 10 Dec 2018; yahoo.co.jp, 18 Dec 2019)

She received a citation award in 2016 from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology [MEXT] in Japan. (zyuken.net, 08 Jul 2016)
Additional information
General
TOKYO PRESSURE
She admits that she found it difficult to deal with outside expectations to win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where she failed to make the final. She says she began to struggle after winning gold at the June 2021 World Cup event in Brescia, Italy. "I felt immense pressure to meet the expectations to win a medal and it was getting more and more difficult to deal with. I've been scared of jumping since a month ago [speaking in July 2021]. It became worse and worse. I'm really disappointed that I couldn't give my best performance at the Olympic Games. It was a disappointing result, but I'm grateful that I've come this far. No matter how painful it was, I never gave up, for which I'm proud of myself." (sankei.com, 30 Jul 2021; nikkansports.com, 30 Jul 2021; kyodonews.com, 31 Jul 2021)

MOVE TO KANAZAWA
Born in Tokyo, Japan, she and her mother moved to Kanazawa, Japan, while she was in grade 10 of high school to improve her trampolining opportunities. "It was difficult to get used to a new training environment for the first time, but I could endure it thanks to my mother." (yahoo.co.jp, 16 Aug 2019; style.nikkei.com, 10 May 2019)

Last update : 2021-11-05

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

Women Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
63.775
World Championships

2021 - 35th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships BAKU (AZE)

Women Individual
Rank Final
6
Score Final
54.800
Rank Semifinal
5
Score Semifinal
55.015
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
104.750
Women Synchro
Rank Final
2
Score Final
49.630
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
91.200
Women Team Trampoline
Rank Final
1
Score Final
164.245
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
309.150

2019 - 34th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

Women Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
55.860
Rank Semifinal
2
Score Semifinal
56.290
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
105.065
Women Team Trampoline
Rank Final
1
Score Final
165.225
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
312.530

2018 - 33rd FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships ST. PETERSBURG (RUS)

Women Individual
Rank Final
5
Score Final
55.510
Rank Semifinal
5
Score Semifinal
55.615
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
104.350
Women Synchro
Rank Final
1
Score Final
48.340
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
88.670

2017 - 32nd FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships SOFIA (BUL)

Women Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Semifinal
9
Score Semifinal
54.620
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
103.610
Women Synchro
Rank Final
2
Score Final
48.600
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
89.150
Women Team Trampoline
Rank Final
4
Score Final
163.295
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
308.240
World Cup

2022 - 4th AERE World Cup 2022 RIMINI (ITA)

Women Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Semifinal
9
Score Semifinal
52.690
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
55.640
Women Synchro
Rank Final
7
Score Final
24.280
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
47.280
World Age Group Competitions

2015 - 24th Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competition 2015 ODENSE (DEN)

Women Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
52.285
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
96.655
Women Synchro
Rank Final
1
Score Final
46.700
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
44.300
World Cup qualifying for OG

2021 - FIG World Cup 2021 BRESCIA (ITA)

Women Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
55.110
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
106.615

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 VALLADOLID (ESP)

Women Individual
Rank Final
3
Score Final
56.490
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
104.185

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 KHABAROVSK (RUS)

Women Individual
Rank Final
2
Score Final
56.550
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
104.680

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MINSK (BLR)

Women Individual
Rank Final
4
Score Final
56.000
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
104.340

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 BAKU (AZE)

Women Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
61.110
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG TRA & TUM World Cup LOULE (POR)

Women Individual
Rank Final
5
Score Final
53.900
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
104.370
Women Synchro
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
47.200
Multisport Events / Games

2018 - Asian Games XVIII 2018 JAKARTA (INA)

Women Individual
Rank Final
2
Score Final
53.735
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
101.520
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG TRA World Cup MAEBASHI (JPN)

Women Individual
Rank Final
4
Score Final
55.945
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
105.265
Women Synchro
Rank Final
5
Score Final
45.200
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
90.625

2018 - FIG TRA World Cup BRESCIA (ITA)

Women Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
102.420
Women Synchro
Rank Final
3
Score Final
48.045
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
90.710

2017 - FIG World Cup 2017 - Ciudad de Valladolid VALLADOLID (ESP)

Women Individual
Rank Final
5
Score Final
55.035
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
104.730
Women Synchro
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
60.750

2017 - FIG World Cup 2017 MINSK (BLR)

Women Individual
Rank Final
5
Score Final
54.260
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
105.645
Women Synchro
Rank Final
5
Score Final
46.240
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
90.500

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. A AROSA (SUI)

Women Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
100.685
Women Synchro
Rank Final
3
Score Final
45.900
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
84.200

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. A BRESCIA (ITA)

Women Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
98.050
Women Synchro
Rank Final
2
Score Final
46.900
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
84.300