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Sae Shigemoto

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Other names
Sae Shigemoto
Residence
Japan
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Sports Science - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried Para athletics in grade eight of middle school and began focusing on the sport in 2015 at Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo, Japan.
Why this sport?
She participated in an athletics competition while she was in middle school. When she went to university she initially joined the handball team but decided to focus solely on Para athletics after she was inspired by watching Para athlete Atsushi Yamamoto win gold in the men's T42 long jump at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. "I can play handball anytime but, in terms of athletics, it really is now or never when I think of reaching the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo."
Club / Team
Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Yoko Nagano [club], JPN

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Nicknames
Tsujichan (parasapo.tokyo, 26 Jan 2021)
Hobbies
Watching movies and US television series. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T47 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yoko Nagano, Japanese Para sprinter and long jumper Atsushi Yamamoto. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Coach Yoko Nagano. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It doesn't matter if you succeed or not if you are putting the effort in. If you succeed, you will have new challenges. If you fail, you will learn from that and see what the next challenge should be." (panasonic.jp, 24 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 27 Dec 2018)

She received the Female New Face Award at the 2016 Japan Para Sports Awards. (the-japan-news.com, 08 Dec 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied handball at university level in Japan. (dentsuprdigital.com, 25 Sep 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sanspo.com, 24 Aug 2020; nhk.or.jp, 29 Apr 2019)
Impairment
Her right arm was amputated below the elbow at birth. (dentsuprdigital.com, 25 Sep 2015)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree at Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo, Japan. (sanspo.com, 20 Mar 2021; NHK Paralympic Information Facebook page, 03 Apr 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 1 2015-10-29 8
Women's 100 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-30 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 2 2016-09-10 5
Women's 100 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-11 7
Women's 400 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-13 2
Women's 400 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Women's 200 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-15 3
Women's 200 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-16 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T47 Heat 2 2017-07-14 8
Women's 200 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-15 6
Women's 100 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-18 7
Women's 400 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-23 3