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Keigo Iwamoto

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Residence
Saitama, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age seven at his primary school in Gifu, Japan.
Why this sport?
He lived in an area with heavy snowfall so skiing was popular. One of his teachers suggested the sport to him and he tried it during a physical education class.
Club / Team
Tokyo Biso Kogyo Corporation: Japan
Name of coach
Hideki Arai [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Canada

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and qualifying for the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His school teacher who encouraged him to try the sport. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be positive about everything." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received an Excellence Award from the Gifu Sports Association in Japan. (gifu-taikyo.jp, 02 Apr 2015)

In 2013 he received an Achievement Award from the Gifu Prefecture Para Sports Association in Japan. (pref.gifu.lg.jp, 19 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 2014-03-12 32
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 33
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 16
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 20
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 20
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 18
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 15
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 19
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 18
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 18
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 14
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2019-02-24 12