| Sumire Kita|
Kagawa Nittyu Marugame
2013 - present
| 11 January 2001 (age 16)
Kagawa Prefecture, Japan (2001-01-11) |
Sumire Kita (Japanese: 喜田 純鈴; born 11 January 2001 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2016 Asian Junior all-around champion and two-time Japanese National Junior champion.
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In 2013, Kita debuted at the Japan National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships where she became the youngest ever to take 2nd place. Kita is coached by Yu Liu, a former Chinese rhythmic gymnast who came to Japan to study and met Kita at her small gymnastics studio in Kagawa Prefecture, recognizing a gymnast with great potential.
Kita competed at the 2014 Aeon Cup. In 2015, she competed at the Junior Grand Prix in Moscow and numerous Junior World Cup events in Lisbon, Corbeil-Essonnes and Budapest. Kita also finished 5th in the junior all-around at the 2015 Aeon Cup in Tokyo, Japan.
Kita won her first Junior World Cup medal at the 2016 Guadaljara Junior World Cup, she qualified to 3 apparatus finals: taking bronze in clubs, finished 5th in hoop and 6th in ball. At the 2016 Asian Junior Championships in Astana, Kita won gold medals in the all-around, rope, clubs and bronze medals in hoop, ball, team.