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Kazumi Nakayama

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Yokohama, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
English, Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2008. She initially trained for the marathon, but decided to focus on track events in 2010.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try the sport while attending a rehabilitation clinic.
Club / Team
Accenture: Japan

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Japanese wheelchair marathoner and ice sledge racer Wakako Tsuchida. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese wheelchair marathoner and ice sledge racer Wakako Tsuchida. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take on any challenges." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To reach the final in 400m and 800m at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 25 Jun 2019)
Impairment
She had a spinal cord infarction [stroke] in 2007, which resulted in paraplegia. (townnews.co.jp, 25 Jun 2015; Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
She worked as a flight attendant before sustaining a spinal cord infarction in 2007. (townnews.co.jp, 25 Jun 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 6
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-21 6
Women's 800 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 7
Women's 800 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-23 7
Women's 100 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 4
Women's 100 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-25 4
Women's 400 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 7
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-27 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-23 11
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-25 8
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-25 6
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-26 9
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-28 12
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-10 5
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-12 6
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2016-09-17 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-15 12
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2017-07-18 6
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-19 6
Women's 800 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-23 8