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Masato Hatate

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Koki Hisamura

Further personal information

Family
Two daughters
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
University of Tsukuba: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2005 in Tokyo, Japan.
Club / Team
Hokkyokusei Polaris AC: Japan

General interest

Nicknames
Gunso [Sergeant]. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2012)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para distance runner Masahiro Okamura. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hokkaido-nl.jp, 06 May 2017; asahi.com, 22 Jul 2015)
Impairment
In 2002 he was diagnosed with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy in his left eye while he was serving in the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The condition later also began to affect his right eye. (asahi.com, 22 Jul 2015)