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Masaki Akiyama

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Sakai, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Kinki University: Higashiosaka, JPN

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He chose a throwing discipline because he could concentrate on the sport regardless of his impairment.
Club / Team
Dream AT: Japan

General interest

Injuries
In June 2017 he fractured the third lumbar vertebra in his back. (Facebook profile, 12 Jun 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan in 2014 and 2016. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 30 Sep 2016; pref.osaka.lg, 01 Oct 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in both able-bodied and Para softball at national level in Japan. (matsukawachizuru.net, 20 Jan 2019; city.sakai.lg.jp, 17 Oct 2016)
Impairment
In 1985 he was hit by a car while cycling, which resulted in the impairment of his lower limbs. (Facebook profile, 18 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F37 Final Round 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F37 Final 1 2017-07-19 6