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Shinji Tabuchi

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Family
Son Kota [2019]
Residence
Toyooka, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
"There were not many things to do in the countryside."
Name of coach
Naoki Wataya [national], JPN; Kenichi Niboshi [national], JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Watching anime, reading manga. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para snowboarder Keiji Okamoto. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Japanese Para snowboarder Keiji Okamoto. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You should try it, even if you are not good at it." (Instagram profile, 22 Sep 2021; Facebook profile, 06 Feb 2022)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the Sports Achievement Award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. (Instagram profile, 23 Jul 2019)

He was presented with the Rookie Award at the 2019 Japan Para Sports Awards. (yomiuri.co.jp, 06 Dec 2019)

In 2019 he received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (hyogo-c.ed.jp, 06 Feb 2020)
Other sports
He competed in able-bodied trampolining prior to his accident. (bs4.jp, 17 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (city.toyooka.lg.jp, 08 Apr 2020)
Impairment
He fractured both femur bones in 2008, which resulted in paralysis in his right lower leg. (Banshu Technical Facebook page, 04 Nov 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Snowboard World Championships Big White, CAN (Big White, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-04 13
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-07 14
Pyha 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships (Pyha, Finland)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2019-03-27 3
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2019-03-30 9