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Masahiko Tokai

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age 13 in Niigata, Japan.
Why this sport?
He went to a ski park and saw a competition for Para skiers. He thought it looked fun, so he joined a ski team.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Austria

General interest

Nicknames
Masa (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Hobbies
Watching baseball, fashion. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)
Hero / Idol
Japanese alpine skier Kiminobu Kimura. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)
Injuries
He had an operation on his left foot in May 2013, due to long-term injury problems dating back to 2009. (ninomiyasports.com, 03 Mar 2014)

He fractured his left ankle and injured the meniscus and cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2010, so he was not able to join the national team for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (ninomiyasports.com, 03 Mar 2014; Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2006 he received the Suginami Ward Sport Honour Award in Japan. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)
Impairment
His lower limbs were impaired due to a spinal cord injury in 2001 when he fell while ski jumping. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other information
SKI INSTRUCTOR
He was a ski instructor before his accident. (ninomiyasports.com, 03 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 7
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 5
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 4
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 12
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 11
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 10
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 13
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 9999