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Nobukazu Hanaoka

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Wife and son Hiroki.
Residence
Japan
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing in 1994.
Why this sport?
After his injury, he saw a wheelchair sports brochure and thought the athletes pictured within were cool so he wanted to try it.
Club / Team
Team O-X: Chiba, JPN

International debut

Year
1999

General interest

Nicknames
Hana-chan. (n-hanaoka.blogzine.jp, 14 Nov 2010); Nobu. (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Hobbies
Sports. (n-hanaoka.blogzine.jp, 14 Nov 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
The first time he used a racing wheelchair. (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
Swiss wheelchair athlete Heinz Frei. (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
Make it happen. (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Impairment
He was involved in a bicycle accident at age 16, and uses a wheelchair. (boston.com, 19 Apr 2004)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 3
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 9
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 7
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 7
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 6
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 8
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 7
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 3 2011-01-22 2
Men's 800 m T54 Final 2011-01-23 7
Men's Marathon T53/54 Final 2011-01-30 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2012-09-03 5
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2012-09-05 6
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 5