Karen Mitsukawa

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7

Further personal information

Residence
Fukuoka, JPN
Occupation
Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming during rehabilitation following her 2009 diagnosis.
Why this sport?
She also played wheelchair basketball, but she found para-swimming to be more interesting.
Club / Team
Fukuoka University Wakaba High School: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (mainichi.jp, 15 Jul 2012)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy [CIDP], a neurological disorder, in 2009. It is a progressive disorder, resulted in the need to use crutches to walk in 2012. (mainichi.jp, 15 Jul 2012)