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Daisuke Uehara

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Business Owner
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - Nagano University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2001 in Nagano, Japan.
Why this sport?
There were two ice rinks in his hometown, and he was encouraged to try Para ice hockey by the owner of a wheelchair company who also played the sport.
Club / Team
Tokyo Ice Burns: Japan
Name of coach
Kojin Nakakita [national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Örnsköldsvik, SWE

General interest

King, Daikon (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; Twitter profile, 17 Mar 2015)
Hero / Idol
US Para ice hockey player Mike Doyle. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
He was born with spina bifida. (, 02 Apr 2016; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other information
In 2014 he established a non-profit organisation called D-SHiPS32 that encourages children with an impairment to participate in sports activities in Japan. "We don't have enough sports facilities and things for children in Japan. I really like working with children and I really want to make sports popular with children. It's important we involve children in sports. We need more for kids with disabilities." (, 05 Mar 2018;, 20 Sep 2017;, 06 Oct 2016;, 02 Apr 2016; COMMONSTV YouTube channel, 05 Oct 2015)

He retired from the sport in 2014, but returned to the national team in 2017 in order to compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The children he works with in the non-profit organisation D-SHiPS32 encouraged him to make a comeback. "They would say, 'When are you going to play again? We miss seeing you on the ice'. What could I say? I'm back." (, 05 Mar 2018;, 13 Sep 2017;, 03 Jul 2017;, 11 Feb 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 2
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 101
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 202
Men's Tournament Group B 6
Men's Tournament Group B 4
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Gold Medal Match 101
Mixed Semifinal 201
Mixed Group A 5
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 2
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 4
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 2
Mixed Tournament Classification 7-8 2018-03-16 1