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Mayuko Eno

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11.5

Further personal information

Residence
Akita, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began cross-country skiing when she was a primary school student at age nine in northern Akita, Japan. She took up the sport seriously in her second year of junior high school by participating in national and international competitions.
Why this sport?
After entering competitions at school, she was invited to a training camp for top skiers and progressed from there.
Club / Team
Akita Minami Senior High School: Japan
Name of coach
Hideki Arai [national], JPN; Norio Odaira [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Finland

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Her first international competition in Finland. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Osada Hiroyuki and Japanese para-Nordic skier Kubokou Zou. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Her coach Osada Hiroyuki and Japanese para-Nordic skier Kubokou Zou. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sportsspecial.mainichi.jp, 22 Apr 2014)
Impairment
She contracted meningitis when she was young, which resulted in paralysis on the left side of her body. Her lower limbs were also affected, resulting in the need to use a wheelchair. (yomiuri.co.jp, 04 Feb 2014)
Other information
YOUNG PARALYMPIAN
She was the youngest member of Japan's team at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and the first Japanese athlete from the Akita prefecture to compete at a Paralympic Winter Games. (yomiuri.co.jp, 4 Feb 2014; headlines.yahoo.co.jp, 3 Feb 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 14
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 13
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 2014-03-12 21
Women's 5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 21