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Nonno Nitta

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW10.5

Further personal information

Residence
Sapporo, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Education - Hokusho University: Ebetsu, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2015 in Asahikawa, Japan.
Why this sport?
She competed in wheelchair racing before Para alpine skiing coach Hideki Arai invited her to a training session. She decided to switch sports after watching a competition in Asahikawa, Japan.
Club / Team
Hokusho University: Ebetsu, JPN
Name of coach
Hideki Arai, JPN, from 2016

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Finland

General interest

Hobbies
Making toys. (ameblo.jp, 22 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth at the 2016/17 World Cup event in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
German Para cross-country skier Anja Wicker. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
German Para cross-country skier Anja Wicker, US Para rower and cross-country skier Oksana Masters. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in marathon wheelchair racing at international level. (actnow.jp, 21 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She has congenital neuroblastoma, resulting in paralysis of her lower limbs. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; Twitter profile, 2018; actnow.jp, 21 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Sitting Final 2018-03-10 13
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 21
Women's 12.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-16 13
Women's 5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 21