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MORII Taiki
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age38
Height1.71 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing after watching the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano on television when he was hospitalised.
Why this sport?
He likes the speed of the sport and the fact it can be enjoyed by people with an impairment.
Name of coach
Kazushi Shido [national], JPN
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Canada
General Interest
Nicknames
Taiki-ski (taikiski.exblog.jp, 11 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in giant slalom at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para alpine skier Kuniko Obinata. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French freestyle skier Edgar Grospiron. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Retain a beginner's mind. I want to continue skiing with the attitude I had when I first started." (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014; sajd.com, 06 Feb 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Toyota City Citation award in Japan. (city.toyota.aichi.jp 25 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nikkansports.com, 08 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He sustained spinal cord injuries in a motorcycle accident in 1997. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; toyota.jp, 15 Apr 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:12.72
2 2010 Downhill - Sitting 1:18.63
7 2010 Slalom - Sitting 1:52.55
7 2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:49.54
3 2010 Super-G - Sitting 1:20.98
4 2010 Super Combined - Sitting 2:13.99
  2014 Downhill - Sitting DNF
2 2014 Super-G - Sitting 1:21.60 
4 2014 Slalom - Sitting 1:57.74
  2014 Super Combined - Sitting DNF
7 2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:36.08
2 2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:25.75
8 2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:27.70
  2018 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
4 2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:42.28
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Super-G LW11  DNS
  2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW11  DNS
7 2008/2009 Downhill - Sitting 1:52.00
  2008/2009 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
3 2008/2009 Super-G - Sitting 1:01.98
2 2008/2009 Super Combined - Sitting 1:55.28
2 2010/2011 Downhill - Sitting 1:21.39
2 2010/2011 Super-G - Sitting 1:18.29
  2010/2011 Super Combined - Sitting  DSQ
7 2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting 1:38.11
1 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:15.79
16 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting 1:39.34
1 2012/2013 Super-G - Sitting 1:13.49
2 2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting 2:02.67
1 2012/2013 Super Combined - Sitting 1:44.74
1 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:15.80
3 2014/2015 Downhill - Sitting 1:29.26
7 2014/2015 Super-G - Sitting 1:22.06
4 2014/2015 Super Combined - Sitting 1:59.44
3 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:04.71 
2 2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting 1:53.67 
  2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
5 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:06.63
2 2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting 1:52.29
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:42.95
3 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:46.22
2 2015/2016 Slalom - Sitting 1:18.45
8 2015/2016 Downhill - Sitting 1:17.61
9 2015/2016 Downhill - Sitting 1:17.30
5 2015/2016 Super-G - Sitting 1:21.68
  2015/2016 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
1 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting 1:26.27
3 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:30.76
4 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:27.93
1 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:11.56
4 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:36.66
3 2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:14.93
  2017/2018 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
6 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:22.27
2 2017/2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:17.95