Para Ice Hockey
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Law - Komazawa University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport seriously in 2015 in Matsumoto, Japan.
Why this sport?
He represented Japan in ice hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006 and 2010, winning a silver medal in Vancouver. Later he began looking for sports that would allow him to participate in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He decided on Para powerlifting after he was invited to go and watch a tournament by one of his friends. "I was fascinated by the powerlifters, who were working hard to overcome the limitations they faced."
Club / Team
Nagano Thunderbirds: Japan
Name of coach
Jon Amos [national], GBR
Massi, Massan, Makochan, Mji (para-sports.tokyo, 08 Feb 2019; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (1242.com, 28 Jun 2018)
He has represented Japan in Para ice hockey, and was part of the team that won silver at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He has served as director of the Nagano Thunder Birds club in Japan, and has also been involved in coaching the sport since retiring from the national team. (yumeshinbun.com, 2017; sports-kokoro.jp, 09 Nov 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (challeath.com, 14 Oct 2018)
He had an accident involving high-voltage electric wires while working in his third year at university. He was hospitalised for a year and lost the function of both legs. (sports-kokoro.jp, 15 Dec 2014; komablo.jp, 23 Aug 2013; info.shinmai.co.jp, 14 Jan 2006)
|Men's Tournament||Group B||2|
|Men's Tournament||Classification 5-6||101|
|Men's Tournament||Classification 5-8||202|
|Men's Tournament||Group B||6|
|Men's Tournament||Group B||4|
|Mixed||Gold Medal Match||101|
|Men's Up to 97.00kg||Final||2017-12-07||20|