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Masayuki Higuchi

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004.
Why this sport?
He was invited to a training session by Japanese Para athlete Sanshichi Hirasawa when he began rehabilitation following an accident.
Club / Team
Puma Japan: Japan

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with his cat. (sports.nhk.or.jp, 25 Sep 2019, 29 May 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in the top eight in the 1500m and the 5000m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go deeply." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the Nagano Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in 2012. (agano-sports.or.jp, 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal in 5000m at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportrait-web.com, 01 Jan 2019; kahoku.co.jp 14 May 2019)
Impairment
He sustained spinal cord injuries after a motorbike accident in 2003. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016; jaafd.org, 20 Aug 2012; kanpara.com, 06 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2011-01-22 5
Men's Marathon T53/54 Final 2011-01-30 14
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-05 6
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 13
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 4
Men's 800 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-22 7
Men's 5000 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 4
Men's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 7
Men's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-26 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-23 5
Men's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-24 7
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-25 4
Men's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-28 3
Men's 800 m T54 Semifinal 1 2015-10-29 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-09 4
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-11 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-12 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-13 8
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 3 2016-09-14 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 2017-07-16 11
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-17 16
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-22 5
Men's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-23 7