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Keiko Konishi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Kobe, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Hiroshima Jogakuin University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2008.
Why this sport?
Initially a wheelchair tennis player, she took up Para athletics to increase her physical strength after having surgery, and then switched to it permanently.

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Japan
Location
Oita, JPN

General interest

Hero / Idol
Chinese wheelchair sprinter Huang Lisha. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Injuries
She was hospitalised for three months in 2014 after undergoing surgery. (netallica.yahoo.co.jp, 18 Jun 2015; asahi.com, 07 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When nothing blooms during cold days, grow your roots down. A big flower will bloom soon." (athlete.ahc-net.co.jp, 30 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
She received the Hyogo Prefecture Para Sports Excellence Award in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (athlete.ahc-net.co.jp, 30 Aug 2019)

She received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (athlete.ahc-net.co.jp, 30 Aug 2019)

She was given the Kobe Sports Excellence Award in 2013, 2016 and 2017. (athlete.ahc-net.co.jp, 15 Apr 2014, 30 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hci-ltd.co.jp, 02 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident while doing handstands at home at age six. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-20 7
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-21 8
Women's 100 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 8
Women's 100 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-25 7
Women's 400 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-22 8
Women's 200 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-22 7
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-23 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-15 8
Women's 100 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-23 8