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Kota Kubota

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Yokohama, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first swam as a baby and took up Para swimming competitively in grade five of primary school in Chiba, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to Para swimming by his mother, who found a team in a local newspaper.
Club / Team
Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Takumi Washio [club], JPN; Takumi Uegaki [national], JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Watching videos on the internet. (sports.nhk.or.jp, 19 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received a Citation Award from the Governor of the Chiba Prefecture in Japan. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 11 Jan 2019)'

In 2018 he received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 30 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (chiba-jonetsu-athlete.com, 2017; parasapo.tokyo, 29 Jun 2018)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to his left arm which is not fully functional, and swims using only his right arm. (chiba-jonetsu-athlete.com, 2017; sports.nhk.or.jp, 19 Nov 2019)