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Kotaro Ogiwara

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Chiba, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming while in kindergarten.
Why this sport?
He got involved in the sport as it does not require physical contact with others.
Club / Team
Central Sports [JPN] / Juntendo University [JPN]:
Name of coach
Hiroshi Enomoto [Central Sports], JPN; Takumi Uegaki [national], JPN
Training Regime
He strengthens his left upper arm by putting a pull buoy between his legs, so he is unable to use them while swimming.

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2019 he received a Chiba Prefecture Governor's Award in Japan. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 11 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (chiba-jonetsu-athlete.com, 01 Dec 2019)
Impairment
The impairment in his right shoulder and leg is a result of chondrosarcoma, a type of cancer, for which he underwent surgery at age four. (city.chiba.jp, 16 Jan 2019; chiba-jonetsu-athlete.com, 01 Dec 2019)