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Anju Furuya

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Yoshimi, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Farmer
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 18 in 2013 in Saitama, Japan.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport at Saitama Prefectural Ageo Special Needs School in Japan. She began to pursue it more seriously after winning a marathon in year 12, but later switched to shorter track events so she could compete in more disciplines.
Club / Team
Saitama Athletics Club: Japan
Name of coach
Yuki Kobayashi, JPN, from 2014

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Japan
Location
Ecuador

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, watching television. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para athlete Atsushi Yamamoto, Polish Para athlete Barbara Bieganowska-Zajac. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stay motivated." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nhk.or.jp, 09 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2017-07-17 9
Women's 800 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-23 2