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Daisuke Sasaki

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Two sons
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Education, Psychology - Meisei University: Hino, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting Para sport in 2014, and began competing in 2016.
Why this sport?
He used to compete in Para swimming but had to quit the sport after injuring his shoulder at age 41. He still had ambitions to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, so he decided to get involved in shooting Para sport.
Club / Team
Morgan Stanley: Japan
Name of coach
Katsura Isaka [national], JPN
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Bangkok, THA

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with his dog. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at national level in Japan. (ebook260.wixsite.com, 18 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ebook260.wixsite.com, 18 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He damaged the T9 vertebra in his spine in a traffic accident in 2009, which resulted in paralysis from the chest down. (daisuke.website, 09 Feb 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He was a primary school teacher before he was involved in a traffic accident in 2009. He has since become a picture book author. (ebook260.wixsite.com, 18 Jul 2018; daisuke.website, 17 Oct 2018; tv-tokyo.co.jp, 02 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 47