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Kohei Tominaga

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Toon, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in the sport in grade 11 of high school at Shigenobu Special Support School in Japan.
Why this sport?
His coach Yasushi Miyazaki noticed his physique and encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Ehi Athlete Club: Japan
Name of coach
Yasushi Miyazaki [club], JPN

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Yasushi Miyazaki. (city.toon.ehime.jp, 01 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nhk.or.jp, 20 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He was born with paralysis on the left side of his body. (city.toon.ehime.jp, 01 Feb 2019)
Other information
BREAK AND RETURN
He took a two-year break from Para athletics during his career due to a lack of motivation before later returning to the sport. "One day I thought back that it was not good enough for me to just keep working. So I went to see my former coach Yasushi Miyazaki, and told him that I want to challenge my limitations through the sport." (city.toon.ehime.jp, 01 Feb 2019)