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Rinpei Sasaki

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Clerk
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
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
ANAORI: Japan
Training Regime
He trains on the track for two hours a day after work.

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (recruitcareer.co.jp, 28 Dec 2018)
Impairment
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)