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Junta Kosuda

Athletics | Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Kumatori, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first got involved in Para sport at a running event in 2015 on the recommendation of his physiotherapist. He took up Para snowboard in 2017 while on a trip to the mountains with a friend, and he began competing three months later.
Why this sport?
He initially focused on Para athletics. He began taking Para snowboard more seriously after he was inspired by Japanese Para athlete Atsushi Yamamoto, who competed in Para snowboard at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang after representing Japan in Para athletics at three editions of the Paralympic Games. "I had to give it a go. When I saw Yamamoto snowboard at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, I thought, 'This is how I can win'."
Club / Team
Open House : Japan

General interest

Most influential person in career
Japanese Para athlete Atsushi Yamamoto. (number.bunshun.jp, 08 Jul 2020)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at international level. He represented Japan in the T63 100m and T63 long jump at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Nov 2021; parasapo.tokyo, 09 Nov 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (39mag.benesse.ne.jp, 08 Apr 2020)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated above the knee as the result of a traffic accident he was involved in while working in 2012. (Paraspo Facebook page, 07 May 2016; number.bunshun.jp, 08 Jul 2020; 39mag.benesse.ne.jp, 08 Apr 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyha 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships (Pyha, Finland)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Race 1 2019-03-27 8
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Race 1 2019-03-30 7