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Jumpei Kimura

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
PTWC

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Education - Waseda University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in Para triathlon in 2013
Why this sport?
He switched from Para swimming to Para triathlon because he wanted to become the first Japanese triathlete to win a medal at the Paralympic Games. He also enjoyed cycling and thought that his experience in Para swimming would be helpful.
Club / Team
Himawari Social Welfare Corporation: Japan
Name of coach
Misa Yoshikoshi [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Japan
Location
Yokohama, JPN

General interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese footballer Miura Kazuyoshi. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He represented Japan in Para swimming at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. He won a gold medal in the sport at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (ntt-east.co.jp, 15 Jul 2016; ninomiyasports.com, 09 Apr 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ninomiyasports.com, 30 Apr 2017)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to the lower limbs, and has walked with the assistance of crutches since childhood. (waseda.jp, 28 Oct 2004; waseda.jp, 04 Nov 2004)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 1 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 9
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 9999
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heats 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2012-08-30 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2012-09-05 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2012-09-05 9999
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-06 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2015-07-14 9
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2015-07-18 13
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men PT1 Final Round 2016-09-10 10