20959-Keigo Iwamoto photo

Keigo Iwamoto

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Sapporo, JPN
Office Worker

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing 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
Tsuchiya Holdings: Japan
Name of coach
Kazutoshi Nagahama [national], JPN

International debut

Competing for
World Cup

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 23 Feb 2022)
Most influential person in career
The 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. (, 02 Apr 2015)

In 2013 he received an Achievement Award from the Gifu Prefecture Para Sports Association in Japan. (, 19 Mar 2014)
To achieve a top-eight finish at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 22 Feb 2022)
He has cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)


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