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Misaki Ari

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Yoshinogawa, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began running in grade five of Daiichi Junior High School in Yoshinogawa, Japan.
Why this sport?
She found running interesting after she competed in a cross country relay at the national championships in primary school.
Club / Team
Yoshinogawa Para Athletics Association: Japan

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Incheon, KOR

General interest

Most influential person in career
Japanese Para athlete Moeko Yamamoto and her mother Sanae Ari. (mainichi.jp, 18 Jan 2019; Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para athletes Anju Furuya and Sayaka Makita. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She received the Tokushima Prefecture Sports Award in Japan in 2013, 2014 and 2015. (topics.or.jp, 25 Feb 2015; pref.tokushima.jp, 02 Feb 2015; topics.or.jp, 04 Feb 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (topics.or.jp, 31 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with autism at age three. (mainichi.jp, 18 Jan 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 10