S8, SB8, SM8
Further personal information
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
He strengthens his left upper arm by putting a pull buoy between his legs, so he is unable to use them while swimming.
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received a Chiba Prefecture Governor's Award in Japan. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 11 Jan 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (chiba-jonetsu-athlete.com, 01 Dec 2019)
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)