Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S11, SB11, SM11
Further personal information
University of Tsukuba: Japan
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six. He took up Para swimming at the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
Why this sport?
He had to stop swimming after he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. He was introduced Para swimming by one of his lecturers at university.
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN
He trains during the week after he finishes work. His sessions last for two hours and he swims about four kilometres.
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ehako.com, 01 Sep 2018)
He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa while he was in grade nine at middle school. He was blind by age 24. (ehako.com, 01 Sep 2018)