Para Ice Hockey
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2007 in Asahikawa, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by ice sledge hockey player Mitsuru Nagase, who he met at a rehabilitation centre.
Name of coach
Kojin Nakakita [national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Nori (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Cooking. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Asahikawa Citizen Honorary Award in 2010. (city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp, 18 Apr 2010)
He underwent an amputation of both legs at age 22, after an accident. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010; city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp, May 2010)