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Chikara Ara

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Family
One child, Rinon.
Residence
Oita, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 20.
Why this sport?
He started swimming after a friend recommended the sport to him.
Club / Team
Honda: Oita, JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Driving. (IPC, 25 Nov 2009)
Most influential person in career
Japanese swimmer, Kosuke Kitajima. (IPC, 25 Nov 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 31
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 15
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 13
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 4