Itsuki Ito

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Higashiosaka, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
He originally got involved in able-bodied ice hockey at age five. He switched to Para ice hockey as he sustained a traffic accident on his way back home after training.
Club / Team
Rospada Kansai: Japan
Name of coach
Kiyoshi Machii [club], JPN; Kenji Nobuta [national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Hero / Idol
US Para ice hockey player Declan Farmer. (news.biglobe.ne.jp, 18 Apr 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (ktv.jp, 19 May 2021)
Impairment
His spinal cord injury was the result of a traffic accident which he sustained in grade three of primary school. (ktv.jp, 19 May 2021; asahi.com, 13 Mar 2021)