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Misato Michishita

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Megumi Kawaguchi

Further personal information

Family
Husband Takayuki Michishita
Other names
Misato Nakano
Residence
Dazaifu, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began running marathons at age 26 at the Shimonoseki Minami Sogo Support School in Japan.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport in order to lose weight, and she found a sense of achievements through competing.
Club / Team
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company: Japan
Name of coach
Kyohei Yasuda, JPN
Training Regime
During training, she does laps of a four-and-a-half kilometre course, which has around 900 metres of climb. She eats various high-protein foods as part of her diet. "I used to eat chicken which I thought was best for me. However, I began eating other meat, soy beans, eggs and the like, and it reduced my injuries."

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Nicknames
Micchan (parasapo.tokyo, 21 Aug 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sanspo.com, 16 May 2021)
Impairment
She lost vision in her right eye during grade eight of middle school following gelatinous drop-like corneal dystrophy [GDCD], a rare autosomal recessive form of corneal dystrophy that she began sustaining in grade four of primary school. (shuchi.php.co.jp, 24 Oct 2018; number.bunshun.jp, 04 Oct 2018; nishinippon.co.jp, 16 Jul 2016; nhk.or.jp, 15 Mar 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Marathon T12 Final Round 2016-09-18 2