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Nozomu Detohata

Athletics | Swimming


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
T37, F37

Further personal information

Hofu, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009.
Why this sport?
His family suggested the sport to him as part of his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Yamaguchi Para Athletics Club Step : Japan
Name of coach
Fumiharu Tojo [club], JPN

International debut

Competing for
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the T37 long jump at the 2015 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Fumiharu Tojo. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Coach Fumiharu Tojo. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Hofu Citizen Glory Award in Japan. (, 2018)

He received the Hofu City Excellent Athlete Award in 2013 and 2014. (, 27 Feb 2015;, 03 Mar 2014)

In 2013 and 2014 he was given an Honorary Medal in Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan. (, 01 Nov 2014;, 13 Nov 2013)

He received a Special Award at the 2011 Yamaguchi Sports Association for the Disabled Awards Ceremony. (, 27 Mar 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at national level. (, 24 Oct 2011)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 04 Mar 2017)
He has paralysis in his left arm and left leg following an illness when he was young. (, 16 Oct 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T37 Final 1 2015-10-29 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T37 Final 1 2017-07-21 7