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2346-Hiroaki Kajisa photo

Hiroaki Kajisa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Takuya Kitamura

Further personal information

Family
Two daughters
Residence
Yaita, JPN
Occupation
Massage Therapist
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2003 at a school for people with visual impairments.
Why this sport?
He belonged to a track and field club at junior high school and high school, and had always enjoyed the sport.
Club / Team
Japan Blind Marathon Association [JBMA]: Japan

General interest

Most influential person in career
Nobuaki Nagai [his guide runner at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing]. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2012)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award from the Tochigi Para Sports Association in Japan in 2014, 2017 and 2018. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 03 Mar 2019; b2b-ch.infomart.co.jp, 15 Feb 2018; shimotsuke.co.jp, 01 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mainichi.jp, 04 Aug 2016)
Impairment
His vision began to decrease in his twenties after he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 27 Jun 2016; mainichi.jp, 18 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 9
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 21