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Masaru Hoshizawa

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Asahikawa, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching Japanese cross-country skier Yoshihiro Nitta win a gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He was also encouraged by his mother.
Club / Team
Hokkaido University: Sapporo, JPN

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Asahikawa, JPN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para biathlete Keiichi Sato. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para cross-country skier Yoshihiro Nitta. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He represented Japan in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sankei.com, 13 Dec 2016; tomamin.co.jp, 21 Feb 2018; jiji.com, 22 Feb 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 31 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (hbc.co.jp, 21 Jan 2015)
Impairment
His left arm was amputated below the elbow at birth. (digital.asahi.com, 19 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Standing Final 2018-03-10 17
Men's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-13 14
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 19
Men's 15km Standing Final 2018-03-16 13