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Hiroyuki Yamamoto

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Wife, one son
Residence
Fukuoka, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began doing wheelchair marathons at age 30.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to improve his fitness.
Club / Team
Team Heart Space: Japan

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Japan
Location
New Zealand

General interest

Nicknames
Hiro-san (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Kitakyushu Citizen Sports Award in Japan. (city.kitakyushu.lg.jp, 29 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jaafd.org, 08 Nov 2016)
Impairment
At age 20 he was involved in a motorcycle accident. (fukuoka-ymca.or.jp, 24 Sep 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 9999
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 5
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 6
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2011-01-22 8
Men's 1500 m T53/54 Heat 2 2011-01-25 6
Men's Marathon T53/54 Final 2011-01-30 21
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2012-08-31 2
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-02 10
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-03 6
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 22
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2016-09-18 12