Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Coach, Office Worker
Kumamoto University: Japan
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in November 2016..
Why this sport?
She competed in nationally in the triple jump before her 2016 accident. She wanted to return to athletics during her rehabilitation. At that time, coach Yukifumi Yamamoto encouraged her to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Yuwakai: Kumamoto, JPN
She trains six days a week including two days of weight training.
Most influential person in career
Coach Yukifumi Yamamoto. (J:COM YouTube channel, 15 May 2018)
She won a gold medal in the triple jump at the 2015 All Japan Championships. (style.nikkei.com, 09 Jul 2017)
To compete in the 100m at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (asahi.com, 27 Feb 2019; J:COM YouTube channel, 15 May 2018; style.nikkei.com, 09 Jul 2017)
Her impairment is the result of vertebral compression fractures following a 2016 weightlifting accident.. (s-fields.org, 08 Aug 2017; style.nikkei.com, 09 Jul 2017; KKT YouTube channel, 19 Dec 2016)