Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 12.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by a friend.
Club / Team
She focuses on beginning movement load [BML] training once a week to improves her motor skills performance.
Badminton, volleyball, table tennis. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Fubuki Shioya and Emiko Kono, her mother Yoko Takemura. (Suita Video Channel YouTube channel, 16 Aug 2020; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Coaches Fubuki Shioya and Emiko Kono. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Ameba profile, 07 Mar 2020)
When she was a baby, she stopped breathing while she was sleeping. Her life was saved by her mother, who holds a nursing qualification, but she acquired a minor intellectual impairment and paralysis on the right side of her body. (fujitv.co.jp, 26 May 2019; sports.nhk.or.jp, 05 Oct 2018)