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Haruki Masanari

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015, and began competing in 2017.
Why this sport?
He initially played baseball after following his older brother into the sport. He switched to the javelin throw through a project that was looking for new Para athletes.
Club / Team
Osaka Para Athletics Association: Japan

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be lively, have fun and be dedicated." (Instagram profile, 25 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mainichi.jp, 04 Jan 2017)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with leber hereditary optic neuropathy [LHON] that affects the central vision, while in middle school. (Instagram profile, 25 Sep 2019; Japan Para Athletics Federation, 05 Sep 2017)