Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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
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)
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)
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (hbc.co.jp, 21 Jan 2015)
His left arm was amputated below the elbow at birth. (digital.asahi.com, 19 Feb 2015)
|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|