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Ammi Hondo

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Residence
Tokorozawa, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport seriously in 2016 at the Mount Dobson Ski Area in New Zealand.
Why this sport?
Her university rugby coach encouraged her to take up a the sport so she could compete at the Paralympic Winter Games.
Club / Team
Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Makoto Takegoshi [club], JPN; Hideki Arai [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Hobbies
Painting her nails, collecting character goods. (nikkansports.com, 09 Mar 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para alpine skier Momoka Muraoka. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese freestyle skier Hiroomi Takizawa. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be pure, be right and be beautiful." (Instagram profile, 27 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She represented Japan in able-bodied rugby sevens at the 2014 World Youth Tournament in Japan. She has also competed in 15-a-side rugby at national level. (wedge.ismedia.jp, 26 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. She would also like to represent Japan in able-bodied 15-a-side rugby. (Twitter profile, 19 Mar 2018; city.tokorozawa.saitama.jp, 20 May 2018)
Impairment
She was born without fingers on her left hand. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; wedge.ismedia.jp, 26 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 9999
Women's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 10
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 13
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-18 8
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-22 4
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-24 7
Women's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 3
Women's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 9999
Women's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 5