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KAWAYOKE Taiki
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age17
Place of BirthToyama, JPN
Height1.61 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW5/7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Toyama, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age six in Toyama, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by his cousin. He was encouraged to take up the sport by people after Japanese Para cross-country skier Yoshihiro Nitta won gold in both 1km spring classic and 10km class at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver..
Club / Team
Toyama Prefecture Oyama High School: Japan
Name of coach
Hideki Arai [national], JPN
Training Regime
He skis for two hours a day, seven days a week during the winter. He focuses on running in the summer.
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Pyeongchang, KOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Running. (skiblog.jp, 31 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth at the 2016/17 World Cup event in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para cross-country skier Yoshihiro Nitta. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para cross-country skier Yoshihiro Nitta. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; bgf.or.jp, 08 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I will try my best." (bgf.or.jp, 08 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He was born without some of his fingers and toes. (jiji.com, 25 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018 20km Freestyle - Standing 57:57.1
Semifinal 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:09.4
10 2018 10km Classic Style - Standing 32:17.4
4 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 25:48.0