Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Husband Kenji Murakami , daughter Kiharu 
Motivational Speaker, Public Servant
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
Saya (Ameba profile, 25 Feb 2021)
Watching films. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)
In 2015 she fractured her left leg. (1242.com, 19 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Progress steadily." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
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)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (chiba-jonetsu-athlete.com, 11 May 2019)
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)
|Women's Long Jump T42||Final 1||2015-10-22||8|
|Women's 100 m T42||Heat 2||2015-10-29||10|
|Women's 100 m T42||Final 1||2017-07-16||8|
|Women's Long Jump T42||Final 1||2017-07-23||5|