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Masahito Niino

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11
Guide
Satoshi Kimura

Further personal information

Residence
Iwata, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1997 in Iwata, Japan.
Why this sport?
One of his friends encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
JBMA: Japan

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Nicknames
Super Oyaji Ma-kun (Athlete, 30 Dec 2012)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para marathon runner Kiyoshi Hoshina. (Athlete, 30 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2010 he received a distinguished service award in sport in Iwata, Japan. (Athlete, 30 Dec 2012)
Impairment
He lost his vision after he was involved in a car accident at age 20. Fragments of the windscreen damaged his eyes after the glass shattered in the incident. (toyoda-j.city-iwata.ed.jp, 30 Jun 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 19