Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Physical Education - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para athletics in 2017.
Why this sport?
He wanted to take up wheelchair rugby in order to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo but his impairment category was not appropriate for the sport. He had competed in able-bodied rugby from age six before his accident After this realisation his physiotherapist introduced him to wheelchair marathons and he began to compete in the sport.
Club / Team
He trains on the track for two hours a day after work.
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (recruitcareer.co.jp, 28 Dec 2018)
His impairment is the result of a failed medical intervention in 2016. He underwent surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that he injured during a rugby match. (recruitcareer.co.jp, 28 Dec 2018)