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Daisuke Watanabe

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46, F46

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Hiroshima, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He took up swimming after watching the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, but found his impairment meant competing in the sport was too difficult. At that point, he began doing athletics.
Club / Team
Hiroshima Emotion Club : Japan

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can do it if you try." (Facebook profile, 16 Nov 2015)
Other sports
He represented Japan at the 2014 World Impaired Baseball Tournament in Yokohama, Japan. (kumano.hiroshima.jp, 01 Aug 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kumano.hiroshima.jp, 01 Aug 2014)
Impairment
The impairment to his left arm is the result of a traffic accident he was involved in at age 21. (kumano.hiroshima.jp, 01 Aug 2014)
Other information
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
He worked as a submariner before he was involved in the traffic accident that led to his impairment. (kumano.hiroshima.jp, 01 Aug 2014)