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Daisuke Kishita

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
Japan
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Engineering - University of Miyazaki: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009.
Why this sport?
He played baseball at primary school, but gave up the sport because he was finding it difficult to compete while using a wheelchair. After joining middle school he read a book about the Paralympic Games and his teacher suggested he try Para athletics.
Club / Team
University of Miyazaki: Japan

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (asahi.com, 19 May 2017)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy and Hirschsprung's disease [affecting his large and small intestine]. (asahi.com, 19 May 2017; faavo.jp, 07 Jun 2016)