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Sayaka Makita

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Toyokawa, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in grade seven of school.
Why this sport?
She joined the athletics team after finishing fourth in a school marathon.
Club / Team
TT Runners: Japan

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Hobbies
Singing. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para sprinter and long jumper Atsushi Yamamoto. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always aim to be number one." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2018 Japan Association of Athletics Federations for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Athlete of the Year at the Para Sports Awards in Tokyo, Japan. In 2018 and 2016 she also received the Aichi Prefecture Para Sports Citation Award in Japan. (yomiuri.co.jp, 11 Dec 2018; pref.aichi.jp, 19 Jan 2019, 16 Nov 2016)

In 2015 she received the Toyokawa City Citation Award in Japan and in 2012 she received the Tochigi Prefecture Para Sport Excellence Award in Japan. (city.toyokawa.lg.jp, 18 Jul 2015; tonichi.net, 27 Oct 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (chunichi.co.jp, 18 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with an intellectual impairment. (jaafd.org, 20 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final 2011-01-28 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-24 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-16 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 7