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Ryo Kaneko

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Japan
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in year eight at middle school.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to get involved in athletics by one of his teachers.
Club / Team
Saitama Namerikawa Running Club: Japan
Name of coach
Takafumi Kubo [club], JPN
Training Regime
He runs 20 kilometres every day.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 10,000m at the 2013 INAS World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Takafumi Kubo. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese athlete Yuta Shitara. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Best Athlete at the 15th Shinjuku City Half Marathon in Tokyo, Japan. (sponichi.co.jp, 30 Jan 2017)

In 2013 he received the Saitama Prefecture President Special Award in Japan. (sainokuni-sasa.or.jp, 15 Mar 2014)

In 2013 he received the Kumagaya Special Citation Award in Japan. (city.kumagaya.lg.jp, 17 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-23 7