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Arisa Nakao

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Other names
Arisa Suzuki
Residence
Kumamoto, JPN
Occupation
Coach, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
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
Training Regime
She trains six days a week including two days of weight training.

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Yukifumi Yamamoto. (J:COM YouTube channel, 15 May 2018)
Other sports
She won a gold medal in the triple jump at the 2015 All Japan Championships. (style.nikkei.com, 09 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
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)
Impairment
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)