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Momoko Dekijima

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6

Further personal information

Residence
Shibata, JPN
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Engineering - Niigata University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2002.
Why this sport?
After undergoing surgery she was looking for a sport to get involved in. She discovered a skiing event in her hometown, and took up the sport in order to participate in the event.
Club / Team
Shibata City Office: Japan
Name of coach
Misao Kodate [biathlon, national], JPN; Kazutoshi Nagahama [cross-country skiing, national], JPN

International debut

Year
2002 [Para biathlon]
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2021 she carried the Paralympic torch during the relay ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Her leg of the relay was in Shibata, Japan. (yomiuri.co.jp, 06 Jun 2021)

In 2019 she received the Niigata Nippo Sports Award in Japan. (Shibata Sports Facebook page, 04 Jan 2019)

In 2017 she was given the Paralympic Honorary Prize by the Shibata Sports Association in Japan. (city.shibata.lg.jp, 01 Jun 2018)

She received the Niigata Prefecture Para Sport Award in Japan in 2012 and 2013. (pref.niigata.lg.jp, 17 Jun 2013; niigata-u.ac.jp, 25 Jan 2013)
Other sports
She competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jan 2021; jiji.com, 27 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (nhk.or.jp, 14 Feb 2022)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of a malignant tumour, which was discovered at age 20. (jsad.or.jp, 31 Jan 2014; nhk.or.jp, 16 Jan 2014; parasports.or.jp, 04 Mar 2022)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 14
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 5
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 13
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 14
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 3x2.5 km Relay Open Final Round 5
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 11
Women's 3 km Pursuit Standing Final Round 11
Women's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 8
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 5
Women's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 7
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 8
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 6
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 8
Women's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 9
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Semifinal 2014-03-12 10
Women's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 7
4x2.5 km Mixed Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 7
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 6
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Short Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-24 10
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 7
Women's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 8
Women's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 6
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 12
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 4
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2017-02-14 2
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 7
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 9
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Standing Final 2018-03-10 13
Women's 15km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 7
Women's 10km Standing Final 2018-03-13 9
Women's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-16 9
Women's 7.5km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 12
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 4
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance Standing Final 2019-02-16 9
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-17 9
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2019-02-20 11
Women's Long Distance Standing Final 2019-02-21 6
Mixed Relay Final 2019-02-23 4