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Jun Hiromichi

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Family
Wife Nana, two daughters
Residence
Oita, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair racing in 1991 in Osaka, Japan.
Why this sport?
One of the workers at a rehabilitation centre introduced him to wheelchair marathons.
Club / Team
Puma Japan: Tokyo, JPN

International debut

Year
1994
Competing for
Japan
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Most influential person in career
Wheelchair racer Jim Knaub. (cyclowired.jp, 10 Mar 2015)
Hero / Idol
Swiss wheelchair racer Heinz Frei. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
Between 2004 and 2010 he was presented with the Medal of the Oita Prefecture, the Hinodecho Sports Achievement Award, the Osaka Sports Achievement Award, the Osaka Prefectural Honour, the Honorary Citizens of Sakai Award and the Prime Minister's Award. (jhiromichi.com, 06 Sep 2010)
Impairment
In 1989 he injured his spine in a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a council committee member of the Japan Para Athletics Federation. He has also worked as director of the Paralympians Association of Japan and executive director of Sports of Heart. (jhiromichi.com, 13 Oct 2015; s-heart.org, 09 Oct 2015; paralympians.jp, 25 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 3 3
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 8
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 3 2
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 8
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 9
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 2 6
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 16
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 3
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 3
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 5 5
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 8
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Final Round 4
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 20
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 5
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 7
Men's 4x400 m T54 Heat 2 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 3
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 9999
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 2 9999
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 7
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 6
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T53 Final 2011-01-23 5
Men's 5000 m T53/54 Heat 3 2011-01-24 4
Men's 1500 m T53/54 Heat 1 2011-01-25 7
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2011-01-27 3
Men's 400 m T53 Final 2011-01-28 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2012-08-31 5
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2012-09-04 5
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 3 2012-09-07 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-22 4
Men's 800 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 3
Men's 5000 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 13
Men's Marathon T54 Final 1 2013-07-28 12
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 3 2015-10-27 9
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 3 2015-10-29 7
Men's 800 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-29 7