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Hiro Anzai

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Kofu, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

Club / Team
NHK Academy of Distance Learning: Japan
Name of coach
Naoki Anzai [father], JPN
Training Regime
He trains with his father for four hours a day in Kofu, Japan. He also trains with the Tokyo Gakugei University's athletics team in Japan.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Japan
Location
Incheon, KOR

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father, his friend and able-bodied athlete Nobutaka Ishii. (nhk.or.jp, 08 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He tore a ligament in his right ankle while training in mid-2015, which resulted in him undergoing six weeks of rehabilitation. (nhk.or.jp, 08 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my willingness to live." (joc.or.jp, 17 Oct 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nhk.or.jp, 08 Oct 2015)
Impairment
His sight is affected by amblyopia, a condition commonly known as lazy eye. He has no vision in his left and low vision in his right. (sannichi.co.jp, 25 Aug 2014; sanshoukyou.net, 01 Jan 2014; nhk.or.jp, 08 Oct 2015)
Other information
CHANGE OF DISCIPLINE
He decided to focus on the 400m ahead of 2016, as his favourite event the 800m was not included in the programme for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (nhk.or.jp, 08 Oct 2015)

YOUNGEST
He was the youngest member of the Japan team at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Korea. (sannichi.co.jp, 25 Aug 2014)