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Honoka Okabe

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Niihama, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age four.
Why this sport?
Her parents wanted her to be open about her impairment, so they encouraged her to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Iyokaneikai: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2015 she received the Niihama City Sports Award in Japan. (ntv.co.jp, 28 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (fujitv.co.jp, 19 Oct 2016)
Impairment
She was born without her right arm below the elbow. (ehime-np.co.jp, 23 May 2017)