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Hitomi Onishi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Further personal information

Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2000 in Tokyo, Japan.
Why this sport?
A prosthetic technician recommended she try the sport as part of her rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Start Line: Tokyo, JPN

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Japan
Location
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Most influential person in career
Japanese Para athlete Atsushi Yamamoto. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para athlete Atsushi Yamamoto. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was presented with the Suginami Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (city.suginami.tokyo.jp, 24 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hochi.news, 04 Aug 2018)
Impairment
In 2000 a heart attack resulted in damage to the cells in her right foot and led to the amputation of her right leg below the knee. (nikkansports.com, 03 Sep 2015; nhk.or.jp, 25 Feb 2015; Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has worked as a presenter for the Japanese television programme 'Baribara', which covers issues related to the lives of people with an impairment in Japan. (hochi.news, 04 Aug 2018; Athlete, 10 Sep 2016; nhk.or.jp, 16 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2013-07-22 5
Women's 100 m T42 Final 1 2013-07-27 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Women's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2015-10-29 7
Women's 100 m T42 Final 1 2015-10-30 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T42 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Women's 100 m T42 Heat 2 2016-09-17 4
Women's 100 m T42 Final Round 2016-09-17 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T42 Final 1 2017-07-16 7
Women's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2017-07-23 4