Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S14, SB14, SM14
Further personal information
Athlete, Office Worker
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three, and focused on the sport competitively in grade four of primary school.
Why this sport?
His mother suggested the sport to him in order to improve his health. He took it up seriously because he was inspired by Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima after watching a television broadcast of him winning the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Club / Team
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance : Chiba, JPN
Name of coach
Yumiko Taniguchi [national], JPN
Nakaji, Keichi (parasapo.tokyo, 08 Mar 2019)
Computer games, listening to music, collecting soft toys. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019; city.chiba.jp, 17 Feb 2020; ioikai.com, 07 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the SM14 200m individual medley at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Hiroshi Nojiri. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." (city.chiba.jp, 17 Feb 2020)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sports.nhk.or.jp, 26 Sep 2019)
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S14||Heat 1||2016-09-11||2|
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S14||Final Round||2016-09-11||6|
|Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14||Heat 1||2016-09-17||1|
|Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14||Final Round||2016-09-17||3|