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Ryo Nagano

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Hachioji, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Education - Chuo University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in grade 10 at the Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired, which is part of the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the Paralympic Games, and was invited to try out for the swimming team by a physical education teacher and coach.
Club / Team
Chuo University: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Yusuke Takahashi [club], JPN; Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN
Training Regime
He usually trains for four hours a day.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father Hiroshi Nagano. (yab.yomiuri.co.jp, 23 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Shinri Shioura. (yab.yomiuri.co.jp, 23 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
His father Hiroshi Nagano competed in basketball at international level, and was part of the Japanese team at the 1998 World Championships in Greece. (yab.yomiuri.co.jp, 23 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gakko.otsuka.tsukuba.ac.jp, 10 Nov 2014; yab.yomiuri.co.jp, 23 Jul 2019; Facebook profile, 09 Apr 2019)