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    Alpine Skiing | Athlete Profile: Taiki MORII - Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

    Athlete Profile - Taiki MORII

    Taiki MORII
    Birth Date:  09 Jul 1980
    Age:  37
    Gender:   Male


    Taiki MORII - Schedule

    Start Time Event Status
    Wed, 7 Mar 12:00EST
    Men's Downhill, Sitting 1st Training Run
    Sat, 10 Mar 11:57EST
    Men's Downhill, Sitting
    Sun, 11 Mar 12:12EST
    Men's Super-G, Sitting
    Tue, 13 Mar 12:25EST
    Men's Super Combined, Sitting Super-G
    Wed, 14 Mar Followed by
    Men's Giant Slalom, Sitting Run 1
    Sat, 17 Mar Followed by
    Men's Slalom, Sitting Run 1
    Sat, 17 Mar Followed by
    Men's Slalom, Sitting Run 2


    DNF: Did not finish
    EST: Estimated Start Time

    Biographical Information

    Paralympic Games
    2Super-G, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS1:21.60
    2Downhill, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN1:18.63
    2Giant Slalom, Sitting2006Turin, ITA2:12.72
    3Super-G, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN1:20.98
    4Slalom, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS1:57.74
    4Super Combined, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN2:13.99
    4Slalom, Sitting2006Turin, ITA1:56.06
    6Super-G, Sitting2006Turin, ITA1:30.81
    6Slalom LW112002Salt Lake City, UT, USA2:10.00
    7Giant Slalom, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS2:36.08
    7Slalom, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN1:52.55
    7Giant Slalom, Sitting2010Vancouver, BC, CAN2:49.54
    8Giant Slalom LW112002Salt Lake City, UT, USA2:55.64
    9Downhill, Sitting2006Turin, ITA1:41.24
    DNFDownhill, Sitting2014Sochi, RUSDNF
    DNFSuper Combined, Sitting2014Sochi, RUSDNF
    World Championships
    1Giant Slalom, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP2:15.80
    1Super-G, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP1:13.49
    1Super Combined, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP1:44.74
    1Giant Slalom, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA2:15.79
    2Super Combined, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA1:52.29
    2Slalom, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:53.67
    2Slalom, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP2:02.67
    2Downhill, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA1:21.39
    2Super-G, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA1:18.29
    2Super Combined, Sitting2009Pyeongchang, KOR1:55.28
    3Downhill, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:29.26
    3Giant Slalom, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN2:04.71
    3Super-G, Sitting2009Pyeongchang, KOR1:01.98
    4Super Combined, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:59.44
    5Super-G, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA1:06.63
    7Super-G, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:22.06
    7Slalom, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITA1:38.11
    7Downhill, Sitting2009Pyeongchang, KOR1:52.00
    16Downhill, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP1:39.34
    DNFDownhill, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITADNF
    DNFSlalom, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITADNF
    DNFGiant Slalom, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITADNF
    DNFSlalom, Sitting2009Pyeongchang, KORDNF
    DNFGiant Slalom, Sitting2009Pyeongchang, KORDNF
    DSQSuper Combined, Sitting2011Sestriere, ITADSQ
    DNSGiant Slalom LW112004Wildschonau, AUTDNS
    DNSSuper-G LW112004Wildschonau, AUTDNS
    Nickname Taiki-ski (taikiski.exblog.jp, 11 Feb 2015)
    Occupation Office Worker
    Education Tokyo Metropolitan Akiruno Nursing School , Japan
    Languages spoken Japanese
    Coach Kazushi Shido [national], JPN (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
    Debut 2002 for Japan, World Cup in Canada (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)
    Start He began skiing after watching the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano on television when he was hospitalised. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018, 26 Feb 2014)
    Reason He likes the speed of the sport and the fact it can be enjoyed by people with an impairment. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)
    Ambition To win gold at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nikkansports.com, 08 Jun 2017)
    Memorable Achievement Winning a silver medal in giant slalom at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
    Hero French freestyle skier Edgar Grospiron. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
    Influence Japanese Para alpine skier Kuniko Obinata. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
    Philosophy "Retain a beginner's mind. I want to continue skiing with the attitude I had when I first started." (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014; sajd.com, 06 Feb 2015)
    Awards In 2015 he received the Toyota City Citation award in Japan. (city.toyota.aichi.jp 25 Feb 2016)
    Additional information

    LW11 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

    Type of Impairment
    Spinal Cord Injuries (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)

    Origin of Impairment
    Acquired (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)

    Impairment Details
    He sustained spinal cord injuries in a motorcycle accident in 1997. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; toyota.jp, 15 Apr 2017)

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