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Mitsufumi Yamamoto

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Meiko
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 27 in Nagano, Japan
Why this sport?
He was inspired by a dream of participating in the Paralympic Winter Games after seeing a poster of Japanese Para skier Kuniko Obinata who won gold at the 1998 edition in Nagano.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Japan
Location
Austria

General interest

Nicknames
Mitsu (Athlete, 27 Dec 2012)
Hero / Idol
Japanese footballer Kazuyoshi Miura. (Athlete, 27 Dec 2012)
Impairment
Both his legs were amputated above the knee after he was involved in a traffic accident at age 19. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010; chunichi.co.jp, 12 Feb 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 14
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-21 15
Men's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 27
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2009-02-28 19