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Hiraku Misawa

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Residence
Chofu, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Health Science, Sport Studies - Juntendo University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 11 at Nomugitoge Ski Area in Nagano, Japan.
Why this sport?
He liked the speed of the sport and enjoyed racing against the clock.
Club / Team
SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.: Japan
Training Regime
He trains six days per week.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Austria

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the standing slalom at a 2015/16 World Cup event. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
German Para alpine skier Gerd Schonfelder. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He underwent surgery after fracturing his left leg at the 2017/18 World Cup event in Kuhtai, Austria. He returned to competitive action in February 2018. (Facebook profile, 25 Dec 2017; sports-news.jp, 04 Feb 2018)

In January 2012 he fractured his right knee. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't think about whether you can do something or not. Just think about whether you will do it or not." (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)
Impairment
He left leg was amputated above the knee following a road accident at age six. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served on the board of directors of the Japan Para Ski Federation. (sajd.com, 15 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 30
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 5
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 10
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 21
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 15
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 6
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-20 3
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-21 15
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 18
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2009-02-23 12
Men's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 22
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 19
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2011-01-16 13
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2011-01-18 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2011-01-19 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 11
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 13
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 13
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 8
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 13
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 9
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2015-03-04 11
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 16
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 7
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 11
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2017-01-25 7
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 5
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 5
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 17
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 10
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 15
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 15
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 12
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 9999
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 21
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 9999
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 13
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 14
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 10