Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Yuka Aoyama, Jun Shida
Further personal information
Husband Takayuki Michishita 
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
Micchan (parasapo.tokyo, 05 Aug 2019)
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sanspo.com, 16 Dec 2018)
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)
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