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Mika Mizuta

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Residence
Machida, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Information Technology, Psychology - JF Oberlin University: Machida, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 18.
Why this sport?
She became interested in the sport in grade 11 of high school after attending a talk by Japanese Para shooter Aki Taguchi. She was also motivated by the chance to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Club / Team
Hakuju Institute for Health Science: Japan
Name of coach
Ken Torii [personal], JPN
Handedness
Left

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Châteauroux, FRA

General interest

Hobbies
Watching films, karaoke, going to concerts, studying the English and Korean languages, painting her nails. (Instagram profile, 21 Apr 2021; sports-tokyo.info, 05 Dec 2018; jpssf.com, 30 Jun 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother Terumi Mizuta and Japanese Para shooter Aki Taguchi. (sports.nhk.or.jp, 18 Mar 2021; bs-asahi.co.jp, 22 Dec 2018; sports-tokyo.info, 05 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't pressure myself into thinking I need to hit dead centre. Instead, I tell myself, 'If you hit 10.6 points or above per shot, good. If it's lower, not good'. I think that's what works for me." (parasapo.tokyo, 12 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (1242.com, 31 Jan 2020)
Impairment
At age 13 she was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth [CMT], which causes muscle atrophy and nerve damage. She was originally right-handed, but her impairment led to a complete loss of grip strength in her right hand. (1242.com, 31 Jan 2020; nikkansports.com, 28 Nov 2019; Para Do YouTube channel, 24 Jan 2019)