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Ryo Yonezawa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Sakura, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics in middle school. He initially competed in marathon, before switching to track events in 2014.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed running and he was encouraged to take up the sport competitively by coach Keiko Kudo who noticed his talent.
Club / Team
Diversity AC Chiba [JPN] / S-Pool [JPN]:
Name of coach
Hiroko Daimon [Diversity AC], JPN; Koki Shimoinaba [national], JPN

General interest

Nicknames
Yonepi (amu studio amu YouTube channel, 31 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Keiko Kudo. (amu studio amu YouTube channel, 31 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To compete in the 400m at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (amu studio amu YouTube channel, 31 Jul 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with autism at age three. (diamond.jp, 07 Mar 2019)