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Mika Iwamoto

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Toyama, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in grade four of primary school, and took up the sport seriously in grade eight of middle school.
Why this sport?
She entered a ski school, and then decided to focus on the sport as she was inspired by Japanese Para skier Taiki Kawayoke after watching him compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Club / Team
Hokkaido Energy: Japan
Name of coach
Kazutoshi Nagahama [national], JPN
Training Regime
Her training includes roller skiing during the summer.

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Canmore, AB, CAN

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (japanteam.jp, 18 Mar 2021)
Impairment
She was born without her left arm below the wrist. (nhk.or.jp, 25 Jan 2022)