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Kotomi Yoshikawa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up Para athletics after winning at a national tournament without any previous experience in the sport.
Club / Team
SRC: Japan
Name of coach
Fubuki Shioya, JPN
Training Regime
She trains four days per week.

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Fubuki Shioya. (nhk.or.jp, 25 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Japanese figure skater Mao Asada. (1242.com, 19 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (1242.com, 19 Jun 2017)
Impairment
She had a stroke at age four, which resulted in paralysis on the right side of her body. (naomusu.com, 25 Jul 2015)
Other information
SONG
In 2016, Japanese singer Tohko wrote the song 'Mugen No Chikara [Unlimited Power]' after hearing Yoshikawa's life story. (1242.com, 19 Jun 2017)