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Katsuhisa Uchida

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
Wife Naoko, daughter Asaki
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 22.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by another Para athlete, whom he met at a training centre.
Club / Team
AC Kita : Japan
Name of coach
Seiji Thuchida [club], JPN

General interest

Ambitions
To set a new Asian record in the high jump. (astaxanthin-athlete.com, 11 Jun 2017)
Impairment
His parents are also visually impaired. He was born with retinitis pigmentosa, and became completely blind at age 23. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 21 Jun 2019; spork.jp, 16 Nov 2011 )
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as an acupuncturist at Uchida Clinic that he founded in 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. "It is the happiest moment for me, when I help athletes achieve good results through my treatment." (tokyo-np.co.jp, 21 Jun 2019; astaxanthin-athlete.com, 11 Jun 2017)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has played as a guitarist in a band called Count Nine, which is made up of musicians with a visual impairment. (welblind.txt-nifty.com, 18 Mar 2015; blog.livedoor.jp, 07 Jan 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 8