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Satoshi Inoue

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51

Further personal information

Residence
Japan
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 20.
Why this sport?
He met German wheelchair racer Heinrich Koberle at the facility where he was doing rehabilitation training, and was encouraged to try the sport.
Club / Team
Ehime Runners: Japan

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Most influential person in career
German wheelchair racer Heinrich Koberle. (oita-press.co.jp, 10 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Culture and Sport Award in Ehime, Japan. (pref.ehime.jp, 18 Mar 2016)
Impairment
He was involved in a traffic accident at age 19, which resulted in spinal cord injuries. (town.matsuno.ehime.jp, Sep 2012; jaafd.org, 20 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 2012-09-03 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Heat 1 2015-10-27 10
Men's 400 m T51 Heat 2 2015-10-30 8
Men's 400 m T51 Final 1 2015-10-31 5