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Noriko Kamiyama

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW9-1

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport by her physiotherapist Koji Sakimoto when she began using a wheelchair following surgery in 2015.
Club / Team
Tess Engineering : Japan
Name of coach
Saori Ishii [national], JPN

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2019 she received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award and Para Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (Facebook profile, 28 Feb 2020)
Other sports
She has also competed in Para swimming and shooting Para sport at national level. (blog.isen.ac.jp, 21 Dec 2017; Facebook profile, 13 Jul 2020; jpssf.com, 11 Jun 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (tess-eng.co.jp, 01 Apr 2020)
Impairment
She has paralysis on the left side of her body as the result of an illness at age 24. (tess-eng.co.jp, 01 Apr 2020; Facebook profile, 13 Jul 2020; blog.isen.ac.jp, 01 Mar 2020)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
She worked as an instructor on the orthoptic training programme at Osaka Isen Medical School in Japan for 10 years. In 2020 she left the position in order to focus on her sporting career. (Facebook profile, 28 Feb 2020; blog.isen.ac.jp, 21 Dec 2017)