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Motonari Inaba

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
Two sons, one daughter
Residence
Shizuoka, JPN
Occupation
Massage Therapist
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Sakae: Japan

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (Facebook page, 14 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everyone has equal power, no matter how you were born." (Facebook page, 18 Nov 2019)
Other sports
He represented Japan in Para judo at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney where he finished fifth in the 90kg category. He retired from competition in 2003. He has also competed in Para cycling and Para swimming at national level. (pic-bio.com, 18 Mar 2019; at-s.com, 12 Aug 2016; ameblo.jp, 28 Feb 2015; blog.nishida-fumio.com, 27 Nov 2005)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (pic-bio.com, 18 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa that resulted in vision loss at age 30. (pic-bio.com, 18 Mar 2019; at-s.com, 12 Aug 2016)
Other information
RETURN
He took a break from competition in 2007, and returned to competitive action in 2015 with the aim of competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 18 Nov 2019; ameblo.jp, 28 Feb 2015)

OTHER
He was a member of the committee of Shizuoka Para Sports Association, Japan from 2002 until 2006. (pic-bio.com, 18 Mar 2019)