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Sho Watanabe

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Wife Akiko, son Hikaru [2018]
Residence
Fukuoka, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
English, Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2011.
Why this sport?
"The speed and thrill of athletics seemed more exciting than other sports. I was a baseball player before. I thought that I wanted to play sports again."
Club / Team
TOPPAN: Japan
Name of coach
Takatoshi Ogihara, JPN

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Hobbies
Watching baseball. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Japanese wheelchair racer Kota Hokinoue. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Devote every day." (Ameba profile, 14 Oct 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Ameba profile, 11 Apr 2020)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2011 and sustained an injury to his spinal cord. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; sportsspecial.mainichi.jp, 24 May 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's Marathon T54 Final 1 2013-07-28 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-23 11
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-25 12
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-27 24
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 4 2015-10-28 17
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-16 12
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-17 11
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2017-07-19 1
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-22 4
Men's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-23 5