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Daisuke Ejima

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Yokohama, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Japanese
Higher education
Social and Behavioral Science - Ritsumeikan University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He originally began swimming at age three in Kyoto, Japan, and took up Para swimming in 2001.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming at the recommendation of his parents for health reasons, but he gave up the sport after becoming paralysed down the left side of his body. He was inspired to take the sport up again after watching Japanese Para swimmer Mayumi Narita competing at the 2000 Paralympic Games on television.
Club / Team
Sigma Xyz: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN
Training Regime
He trains in the gym for his core strength in the afternoon, and then swims for an hour in the evening everyday.

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Argentina

General interest

Nicknames
Eji (IPC, 25 Nov 2009)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para swimmer Mayumi Narita. (ninomiyasports.com, 05 Nov 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always listens to song 'Negai' by Japanese artist B'z on a race day in order to encourage himself, because he thinks the lyrics reflects his life. (1242.com, 05 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The first step to realise a dream is to wake up from the dream." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Kyoto Sports Award in 2014. (web.kyoto-inet.or.jp, 08 Feb 2015)

He received an Excellence Award at the 2011 Kyoto Amateur Sports Association Awards. (kyoto-sa.com, Sep 2011)

He was presented with the Kyoto Sports Honorary Prize in 2008. (47news.jp, 20 Oct 2008)
Ambitions
To win a medal in the 100m backstroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (1242.com, 05 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He has paralysis in the left side of his body due to a stroke that he sustained during a swimming training session at age 12. (asahi.com, 18 Dec 2008; paraswim.jp, 01 Nov 2011; ninomiyasports.com, 05 Nov 2017; 1242.com, 05 Jul 2018)
Other information
TRAINING CAMP
In 2017 he began organising a training camp called 'Eji Para' once a year for junior and senior Para athletes in Japan. "Through 'Eji Para', I want to let children know about the international level." (1242.com, 05 Jul 2018; cyclestyle.net, 22 Sep 2017; ninomiyasports.com, 26 Nov 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 13
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 8
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 8
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 9999
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2012-08-30 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2012-08-31 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 2012-08-31 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-03 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2015-07-17 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2015-07-19 14