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Manami Urata

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
She joined the swimming team for her club activity at middle school.
Club / Team
Miwada Senior High School: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

General interest

Hero / Idol
Australian Para swimmer Ellie Cole. (sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 23 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 23 Dec 2017)
Impairment
At age two she was diagnosed with granulocytic sarcoma, which is characterised by a solid tumour composed of immature white blood cells. As a result, her left leg was amputated below the knee. (paraphoto.org, 09 Sep 2018; mainichi.jp, 11 Jan 2016)