Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three, and took up alpine skiing in the third grade of primary school in Yahaba, Japan.
Why this sport?
His parents suggested the sport to him and he wanted to overcome his impairment.
Club / Team
Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Takashi Watanabe [club], JPN; Saori Ishii [national], JPN
Most influential person in career
His coach at high school, Takayuki Matsuura. (Nittaidai Ski Team YouTube channel, 29 May 2021)
Awards and honours
He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. His leg of the relay was in Yahaba, Japan. (Instagram profile, 18 Jun 2021)
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Nittaidai Ski Team YouTube channel, 29 May 2021)
The right side of his body has had a functional impairment since birth due to cerebral palsy. (mainichi.jp, 12 Mar 2018; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; suntory.co.jp, 10 Apr 2015)
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Final||2018-03-14||21|
|Men's Slalom Standing||Final||2018-03-17||17|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Race 1||2019-01-21||17|
|Men's Slalom Standing||Race 1||2019-01-23||9999|
|Men's Super-G Standing||Race 1 (from SC)||2019-01-31||17|
|Men's Super-Combined Standing||Race 1||2019-01-31||9999|