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Shinichi Hirota

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Sakai, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in his first year of primary school in Osaka, Japan.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to take up the sport. He was inspired by Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima, after watching him win a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athena.
Club / Team
Iketei : Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Japan
Location
England

General interest

Hobbies
Playing games. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan in 2014, 2015 and 2017. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 01 Oct 2014; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015, 18 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (asahi.com, 31 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2015-07-13 15
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2016-09-14 6