Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Athlete, Office Worker
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
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (1242.com, 31 Jan 2020)
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)