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Daisuke Nakagawa



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Okazaki, JPN
Industrial Worker

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at middle school in Nagoya, Japan.
Why this sport?
He initially began swimming at age five, and then joined the athletics team at his middle school. He continued Para swimming along with Para athletics. He decided to focus on athletics after he got a job at Mitsubishi Motors that has an athletics club, but not a swimming club.
Club / Team
Mitsubishi Motors: Japan

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T20 5000m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
British distance runner Mo Farah. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
He competed in Para swimming at national level. (, 31 Oct 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 31 Oct 2018;, 31 Oct 2015)
He was born with an intellectual impairment. (, 14 Oct 2011)


Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Heat 1 2011-01-27 5
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 2011-01-29 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-25 9
Men's 5000 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-30 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 9
Men's 5000 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-23 4