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Michael Kinoshita

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Rocklin, CA, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - William Jessup University: Rocklin, CA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running in seventh grade at Sutter Middle School in Folsom, CA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
His father and sister encouraged him to start running. "I went out for track when I was in seventh grade of middle school. I didn’t realise I was good until I started high school."
Club / Team
William Jessup Warriors: Rocklin, CA, USA
Name of coach
Jacob Rydman [club], USA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father. (auburnjournal.com, 07 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol
US para-athlete Richard Hunter. (folsomtelegraph.com, 08 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I discovered greatness within me despite my disadvantage, and I believe that there is greatness within everyone." (auburnjournal.com, 07 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives
His father ran in the California International Marathon in United States of America. (folsomtelegraph.com, 08 Sep 2010)
Impairment
He was born with achromatopsia, a condition that causes colour blindness, as well as making it difficult to see in high-light levels. His eyes also wobble, a condition called natural nystagmus, which also makes it difficult to see clearly. (folsomtelegraph.com, 25 Jul 2011)