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Moeko Yamamoto

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Okazaki, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 13 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Why this sport?
A special education teacher advised her mother to encourage Yamamoto to run every morning. She got into the habit of running, and then joined the athletics team at middle school. She was also influenced by her two older brothers.
Club / Team
Hikarigaoka Girls' High School: Okazaki, JPN
Name of coach
Koki Shimoinaba [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Most influential person in career
Polish Para athlete Barbara Niewiedzial. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Polish Para athlete Barbara Niewiedzial. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To set a personal best in the 1500m at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Okazaki City Hall YouTube channel, 20 Jul 2021)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with autism in grade two of primary school. (chunichi.co.jp, 18 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-24 6
Women's 800 m T20 Heat 2 2015-10-26 5
Women's 800 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-28 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-16 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 6
Women's 800 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-23 5