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Chie Yamashita

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Sport Studies - Hosei University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2016.
Why this sport?
She initially played able-bodied tennis until high school but wanted to get involved in Para sports. She was then invited to a lecture by Japanese Para athlete Toru Suzuki and decided to pursue the sport.
Club / Team
Hosei University: Tokyo, JPN

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kanaloco.jp, 13 Apr 2019)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated below the knee following a traffic accident in grade four of primary school. (kanaloco.jp, 13 Apr 2019)