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Harumi Yanagawa

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F11, T11
Guide
Kazue Murakami

Further personal information

Residence
Saga, JPN
Occupation
Business Owner

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in marathons in 1990, and took up throwing events in 2006.
Club / Team
Saga Prefecture: Japan

International debut

Year
1990
Location
Honolulu, HI

General interest

Impairment
He suffered from glaucoma at age six months, and lost his vision at age eight. (jbma-roadrace.com, 16 Aug 2015)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He was the first Japanese athlete to win a gold medal in the marathon at the Paralympic Games when he was victorious at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. (saga-s.co.jp, 05 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m B1 Final Round 11
Men's Marathon B1 Final Round 6
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T10 Final Round 7
Men's Marathon T10 Final Round 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 6