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Haruka Kitaura

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
Kobe, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Language Studies - English - Kansai Gaidai University: Osaka, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 14 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Why this sport?
She attended a school sports camp where she was coached by Japanese Paralympian Yumi Nagao.
Club / Team
Intage Group: Japan

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Learning English. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting an Asian record in the 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para athlete Yoshifumi Nagao. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
British Para athlete Hannah Cockroft. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Where there's a will, there's a way." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2016 she received the Hyogo Prefecture Para Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (web.pref.hyogo.lg.jp, 10 Jul 2017; web.pref.hyogo.lg.jp, 04 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (intageholdings.co.jp, 08 Jul 2019; kobe-np.co.jp, 07 Feb 2017)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy as a result of being born prematurely. The condition affects her lower limbs. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016; osaka-ikuseikai.or.jp, 27 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T34 Final 2011-01-22 2
Women's 100 m T34 Final 2011-01-24 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Women's 200 m T34 Heat 1 2012-09-06 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T34 Final 1 2013-07-20 7
Women's 100 m T34 Final 1 2013-07-22 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Women's 400 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-31 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Final Round 2016-09-10 7
Women's 400 m T34 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-14 7
Women's 400 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-20 5