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Manami Waki

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Yuki Atobe

Further personal information

Residence
Osaka, JPN
Occupation
Media Professional - Television
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She tried athletics in primary school, and began focusing on Para athletics in grade 11 of high school at the Kagawa Prefectural School for the Blind in Japan.
Why this sport?
Her teacher at primary school suggested the sport to her.
Club / Team
Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation : Japan
Training Regime
She trains for up to three hours a day.

General interest

Hobbies
Baseball. (Facebook profile, 20 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sankei.com, 25 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with reduced vision, and lost the vision in her left eye in grade five of primary school. (sankei.com, 25 Jan 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She manages the process of editing programmes to add explanations for people with visual impairments at Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation in Osaka, Japan. (sankei.com, 25 Jan 2019)

MOVE TO OSAKA
Born in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan she decided to move to Osaka, Japan alone after graduating from high school. She wanted to focus on training in an improved environment ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sankei.com, 25 Jan 2019; ytv.co.jp, 27 Aug 2018)