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Masataka Oiwane

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL

Further personal information

Family
Wife Ryoko, one daughter
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 2001, and took up the sport competitively in 2016.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to get involved in the sport by his employer.
Name of coach
Naoki Wataya [national], JPN; Kenichi Niboshi [national], JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Golf. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para snowboarder Daichi Oguri. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He has competed in Para golf at national level in Japan. (mercy-support.org, 06 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 22 Jan 2022)
Impairment
His right arm was amputated at the shoulder following a motorbike accident in 1997. (iQUA YouTube channel, 03 Aug 2021; mercy-support.org, 06 Nov 2018)
Other information
SWITCH TO GOLF
He began snowboarding in 2001 but switched to Para golf in 2011. He joined the Japan Para Golf Association in 2015 and took part in national competitions. However, he returned to Para snowboard three years later after discovering that there was a Para snowboard team in Japan. (iQUA YouTube channel, 03 Aug 2021; mercy-support.org, 06 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyha 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships (Pyha, Finland)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL Race 1 2019-03-27 9
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL Race 1 2019-03-30 11