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Fukutaro Yamazaki

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW9-2

Further personal information

Residence
Nagano, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Education - Shinshu University : Nagano, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 2008 in Ueda, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by a coach and other athletes with an impairment.
Name of coach
Kazushi Shido [national], JPN
Training Regime
In addition to technical training on snow, he also runs and does circuit training.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to music before a competition. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
He received the Ueda Mayor's Citation award in August 2014. (city.ueda.nagano.jp, 19 Aug 2014)
Ambitions
To become a junior high school teacher, while continuing the sport. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014; shinshu.fm, 31 May 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of amniotic band syndrome [ABS]. He has had fingers on his right hand removed and his left leg has been amputated below the knee. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014 )

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 30
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 26