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Shinya Wada

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Takumi Hasebe, Takashi Nakata

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Sociology - Kansai University: Osaka, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in Kyoto, Japan.
Why this sport?
His friend recommended he start jogging.
Club / Team
Nagase : Japan

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Nicknames
Wadachi (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T11 5000m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese judoka Hiroshi Izumi. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Injuries
In October 2010 he fractured a bone due to working out too much and was unable to run for one month. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always be stronger than your past self." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2019 he was given the Osaka Sports Excellence Award. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015; pref.osaka.lg.jp, 19 Sep 2019)

He received the Kirari Ibaraki Grand Award, part of an achievement award in Ibaraki, Japan, after he finished sixth at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (city.ibaraki.osaka.jp, 19 Oct 2016)

In 2016 he was given the Osaka Mayor Citation Award in Japan. (nnn.co.jp, 14 Oct 2016)

In 2012 he received the Impressive Osaka Grand Prize. (sponichi.co.jp, 27 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 09 Nov 2019; special-contents.komei-shimbun.jp, 30 Dec 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa in the 11th grade at high school. He lost his vision completely in his third year of university. (nikkansports.com, 19 Sep 2015; wadashinya.com, 05 Mar 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He used to work for the Osaka Blind Welfare Association, but left the organisation to work for the trading firm Nagase, as it allowed him more time to focus on training ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. "I wanted to test my potential as a runner. The Nagase company environment allows me to train as much as I want." (special-contents.komei-shimbun.jp, 30 Dec 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final 2011-01-23 4
Men's Marathon T11 Final 2011-01-30 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2012-08-31 4
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2012-09-09 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-20 4
Men's 1500 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 9999
Men's Marathon T11 Final 1 2013-07-28 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-26 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-08 6
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-11 3
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2016-09-18 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2017-07-15 3
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2017-07-18 7