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NAKANISHI Maya
Sport Para athletics
NPC Japan   
GenderWomen
Age33
Place of BirthOsaka, JPN
Height1.58 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64
Further Personal Information
Residence
Yufu, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2007.
Why this sport?
Her friend suggested the sport to her.
Club / Team
Uchino Plastic Surgery Hospital: Japan
Name of coach
Tonie Campbell [personal], USA, from 2017
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Japan
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing tennis. (sponichi.co.jp, 25 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live today in order not to lose tomorrow." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Other sports
Before her accident she played soft tennis at national level in Japan. (prtimes.jp, 01 Dec 2014; nishinippon.co.jp, 12 Jul 2008)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (chunichi.co.jp, 10 Sep 2016; nikkansports.com, 10 Jun 2016)
Impairment
She lost her right leg in a 2006 accident while she was working for a painting company. (nishinippon.co.jp, 12 Jul 2008)
Other information
COMEBACK
She announced her retirement from competitive Para athletics after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, but she returned to the sport in 2013. (sponichi.co.jp, 25 Aug 2014)

BOOK
In December 2014 'Last Win' was published, a book based on her life written by Tatsuhito Kaneko. (prtimes.jp, 01 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 200m T44 28.98
6 2008 100m T44 14.24
Round 1 2012 100m T44 14.47
8 2012 Long Jump T42/44 4.79
Heats 2012 200m T44 30.10
4 2016 Long Jump T44 5.42
Round 1 2016 100m T44 14.40
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 Long Jump T44 4.92
3 2017 Long Jump T44 5.00
13 2017 100m T44 14.64
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Long Jump T42-44/61-64 5.44
2 2018 100m T44/62/64 14.48