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Saki Takakuwa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Policy Studies - Keio University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in athletics in 2008 during the first grade of high school.
Why this sport?
She wanted to take on a new challenge after she began using a prosthetic leg.
Club / Team
NTT East : Japan
Name of coach
Daiki Takano [personal], JPN, from 2011

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Going to the theatre, watching movies and musicals. (mainichi.jp, 10 Mar 2020; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the T44 100m final at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Daiki Takano. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
French Para athlete Marie Amelie Le Fur. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Injuries
In 2017 she sustained an injury to her right leg, which forced her to withdraw from the national championships in Japan. (Ameba profile, 09 Jun 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Carry out your original intentions." (ntt-east.co.jp, 23 Oct 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2015 she received a Youth Leader Award from the Development Association for Youth Leaders in Japan. (youthleader.or.jp, 04 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nhk.or.jp, 21 Jun 2019; 2020.ntt, 31 Aug 2018)
Impairment
Her right leg was amputated below the knee in 2005 after she was diagnosed with a bone tumour. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; metro.tokyo.jp, 17 Nov 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2012-09-01 4
Women's 100 m T44 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
Women's Long Jump F42/44 Final Round 2012-09-02 15
Women's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2012-09-05 5
Women's 200 m T44 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2013-07-23 4
Women's 100 m T44 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 6
Women's 100 m T44 Final 1 2013-07-25 6
Women's 200 m T44 Final 1 2013-07-27 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2015-10-22 3
Women's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2015-10-23 9
Women's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2015-10-29 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T44 Final Round 2016-09-09 5
Women's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2016-09-14 5
Women's 200 m T44 Final Round 2016-09-15 7
Women's 100 m T44 Final Round 2016-09-17 8
Women's 100 m T44 Heat 3 2016-09-17 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2017-07-15 5
Women's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2017-07-17 11
Women's 200 m T44 Heat 1 2017-07-22 9