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Mariko Fujita

Athletics | Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F36

Further personal information

Residence
Kadoma, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up throwing events in 1999.
Why this sport?
She competed in track events at the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul, and switched to throwing events in 1999.
Club / Team
OG Sports: Japan

International debut

Year
1988
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Seoul, KOR

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go forward, even if it is only 10 metres." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan in 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, Sep 2018, 30 Sep 2016, 16 Sep 2015, 01 Oct 2014, 01 Oct 2010)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming at national level in Japan. (gansupport.jp, 06 Sep 2008)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (yomidr.yomiuri.co.jp, 26 Aug 2019)
Other information
ILLNESS
She was treated for breast cancer in about 2007. (gansupport.jp, 06 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m C8 Final Round 7
Women's 800 m C8 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m C8 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m C8 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 10
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 9
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 9
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F35/36/38 Final Round 11
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 8
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 8
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 10
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F36 Final Round 3
Women's Shot Put F36 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F36 Final 1 2015-10-29 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F36 Final 1 2017-07-22 3