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Naohide Yamaguchi

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Imabari, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four, and took up the sport seriously in grade 11 of high school.
Why this sport?
His grandparents often took him to a swimming pool.
Club / Team
MG Setouchi [JPN] / Shikoku Gas [JPN]:
Name of coach
Yumiko Taniguchi [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Japan
Location
Melbourne, VIC, AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Yama-chan, Nao-kun (parasapo.tokyo, 11 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Walking, watching YouTube videos. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Naito Ehara. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the Ehime Broadcasting Award in Japan. (iza.ne.jp, 05 Mar 2020)

In 2020 he was given an Excellence Award at the Japan Para Sports Awards. (yomiuri.co.jp, 18 Jan 2020)

He was flag bearer for Japan at the opening ceremony of the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (sankei.com, 19 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportrait-web.com, 12 Feb 2020; sports.nhk.or.jp, 12 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with autism at age three. (parasapo.tokyo, 11 Oct 2019)