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Satoru Sudo

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 1997 in Tomakomai, Japan.
Why this sport?
A year before the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano, he saw an article about the sport in local newspapers and this sparked his interest.
Club / Team
Hokkaido Bears: Japan
Name of coach
Kenji Nobuta [national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Nicknames
Sudosan (parasapo.tokyo, 20 Oct 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Nakashibetsu Town Honorary Award in Japan. (plaza.rakuten.co.jp, 30 Mar 2018)

He was named Best Defender at the 2013 World Championships B-Pool in Nagano, Japan. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2013)

In 2010 he was given a Special Award by the Tomakomai Amateur Sports Association in Japan. (tomamin.co.jp, 03 Jun 2010)

He was presented with the Hokkaido Prefecture Honorary Prize in 2010, in recognition of winning a silver medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (pref.hokkaido.lg.jp, 26 Apr 2010)
Impairment
Both of his legs were amputated below the knee in 1992 after there was an elevator accident where he worked. He was hospitalised for two years. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; tomamin.co.jp, 23 Mar 2010; hokkaido-np.co.jp, 07 Mar 2010)
Other information
LEADER
He has served as captain of the Japanese club side Hokkaido Bears. (Tomakomai City, 14 Mar 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Preliminary 5
Men's Tournament Preliminary 9
Men's Tournament Preliminary 12
Men's Tournament Preliminary 14
Men's Tournament Preliminary 15
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 1
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Gold Medal Match 101
Mixed Semifinal 201
Mixed Group A 5
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 2
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 101
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 202
Men's Tournament Group B 6
Men's Tournament Group B 4
Men's Tournament Group B 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 2
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 4
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 2
Mixed Tournament Classification 7-8 2018-03-16 1