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Shinobu Fukushima

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Fujieda, JPN
Occupation
Sales
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 1996 in Okaya, Japan.
Why this sport?
He became interested in the sport ahead of the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

General interest

Nicknames
Fukuchan (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2010 he was presented with the Governor's Special Citation award in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. (tokai.or.jp, 07 Jun 2010)

In 2010 he received the Fujieda City Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (yomiuri.co.jp, 03 Jul 2010)
Impairment
He sustained spinal cord injuries in a motorcycle accident at age 24. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; fujitv.co.jp, 18 Oct 2006)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
He competed at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang at age 61. He had tried to retire a few years earlier but was persuaded to return to the team. "It was a sense of duty to come back. They needed help and they reached out to me. I had a sense of duty." (paralympic.org, 29 Apr 2019, 19 Apr 2019; asahi.com, 17 Mar 2018; pyeongchang2018.com, 11 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Preliminary 5
Men's Tournament Preliminary 9
Men's Tournament Preliminary 12
Men's Tournament Preliminary 14
Men's Tournament Preliminary 15
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 1
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Gold Medal Match 101
Mixed Semifinal 201
Mixed Group A 5
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 2
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 101
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 202
Men's Tournament Group B 6
Men's Tournament Group B 4
Men's Tournament Group B 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 2
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 4
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 2
Mixed Tournament Classification 7-8 2018-03-16 1