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Sayaka Murakami

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Further personal information

Family
Husband Kenji Murakami [2017], daughter Kiharu [2018]
Residence
Inzai, JPN
Occupation
Motivational Speaker, Public Servant
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2010 at the Health Angels club in Tokyo, Japan.
Why this sport?
She wanted to make friends, and discovered the Health Angels club after researching activities for people with an impairment. She enjoyed the sport, as she felt a sense of accomplishment after running.
Name of coach
Kenji Murakami [husband], JPN, from 2017

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Nicknames
Saya (Ameba profile, 25 Feb 2021)
Hobbies
Watching films. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)
Injuries
In 2015 she fractured her left leg. (1242.com, 19 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Progress steadily." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
Her husband Kenji Murakami has represented Japan in bobsleigh. He competed at the 2020 World Championships in Altenberg, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2021; prtimes.jp, 04 Nov 2020; sankei.com, 07 Jan 2020; chiba-jonetsu-athlete.com, 11 May 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (chiba-jonetsu-athlete.com, 11 May 2019)
Impairment
She lost her right leg below the knee in April 2009 when she was hit by a train after fainting and falling from the platform onto the track. (tv-tokyo.co.jp, 04 Oct 2014; mainichi.jp, 05 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-22 8
Women's 100 m T42 Heat 2 2015-10-29 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T42 Final 1 2017-07-16 8
Women's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2017-07-23 5