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Masaaki Konishi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Higher education
Physiotherapy - National University Corporation Tsukuba University of Technology (NTUT): Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at high school.
Why this sport?
A basketball player at middle school, when he entered high school he heard that there were not enough members in the athletics club and decided to join.
Club / Team
AC-Kita: Japan
Name of coach
Fubuki Shioya [club], JPN

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Games
Location
Antalya, TUR

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (wedge.ismedia.jp, 13 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with macular dystrophy while he was in the third grade of primary school. The condition affects the retina in the back of the eye and results in vision loss. (wedge.ismedia.jp, 13 Mar 2014)
Other information
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
After graduating from university he worked as a physiotherapist for two years. However, he quit in order to continue his athletic career. (wedge.ismedia.jp, 13 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2015-10-22 12