Masakiyo Shibata

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW11.5

Further personal information

Residence
Sapporo, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in grade four of primary school.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to a Para skiing experience event.
Club / Team
Tsuchiya Holdings: Japan
Name of coach
Kazutoshi Nagahama [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Most influential person in career
His mother. (suntory.co.jp, 25 Aug 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at national level in Japan. (suntory.co.jp, 25 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing and the 2026 Games in Milan-Cortina. (hokuyobank.co.jp, 22 Feb 2022)
Impairment
He has spina bifida, a condition where the spinal cord does not develop properly in the womb. (suntory.co.jp, 25 Aug 2017)