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Ryo Kosone

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54

Further personal information

Residence
Yokohama, JPN
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Information Management - Bunkyo University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2008 in Yokohama, Japan. He began focusing on the javelin throw in 2015.
Why this sport?
He wanted to improve his fitness and he thought he was good at throwing things.
Club / Team
Hayama Town Hall: Japan
Training Regime
He trains twice a week at Yokohama Rapport, a sports centre for athletes with impairments in Japan.

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Japan
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese Para thrower Toshie Oi. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard for tomorrow." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 30 Nov 2018)

In 2010, 2011 and 2018 he was given an Excellence Award at the Yokohama Sports Awards in Japan. (hamaspo.com, 2010, 2011, 20 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kanaloco.jp, 03 Dec 2018)
Impairment
His impairment to the lower limbs below the abdomen was the result of a medical accident in 2006. (kanaloco.jp, 03 Dec 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
Alongside his training, he works four days a week in the accounting department at the Hayama Town Hall in Japan. (townnews.co.jp, 01 Jan 2020; kanto-para.org, 10 Nov 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-21 11