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Taiga Hayashida

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Yokohama, JPN
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
His parents wanted him to gain physical strength through the sport. He initially competed in butterfly due to the influence of his coach, but switched to breaststroke after watching Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima's performances.
Club / Team
Miyamae Dolphin : Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN
Training Regime
He trains up to four days a week.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Japan
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Nicknames
Taiga (Athlete, 10 Aug 2013)
Hobbies
Watching cartoons. (townnews.co.jp, 01 Nov 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a national record at the All Japan Para-Sports Tournament in Saitama, Japan. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmers Daiya Seto and Kosuke Kitajima. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016, 10 Aug 2013)
Injuries
He fractured his right finger at age 16 and has also suffered a back injury during his career. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016, 10 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Persistence pays off." (townnews.co.jp, 01 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award at the 2014 Yokohama Sports Citation Awards in Japan. (sub.hamaspo.com, 24 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (townnews.co.jp, 01 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2013-08-16 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2016-09-14 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2016-09-14 7