Taiki Morii started sit-skiing after watching the 1998 Nagano Winter Games while in hospital.
He is a three-time Paralympian and while he has enjoyed success at the highest level away from the Paralympic Games, he has also medalled at every single Games since 2006.
Morii won a silver medal at the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in giant slalom, a silver medal in downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Games and a bronze medal in the super-G. He followed that up in 2014 with a super-G silver in Sochi.
Morii got his first taste of gold taking top spot in giant slalom at the 2011 World Championships.
His form continued in 2013 where the sit-skier won world titles in giant slalom, super combined and super-G, in addition to picking up a silver medal in the slalom.
Morii has a healthy rivalry with fellow countryman Takeshi Suzuki and between them they won four medals at the 2015 World Championships, where only Suzuki left with a coveted gold.
Morii will get the chance to change that in 2017 at the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy.
He heads to Italy as overall 2015-16 World Cup winner, as well as claiming individual titles in slalom and giant slalom.
Further personal information
Sport specific information
In 2015 he received the Toyota City Citation award in Japan. (city.toyota.aichi.jp 25 Feb 2016)
He took up Para powerlifting competitively in 2018, and found that it also helps him to improve his performance level as a Para alpine skier. "Powerlifting is to put all strengths in an instant. I think that there are things that are familiar to skiing, such as how to prepare for the competition and how to be prepared mentally. I felt that my concentration level in each attempt increased significantly, so I think that even in alpine skiing competitions, I can improve it. Powerlifting is a sporting event that doesn't use any equipment. It's the opposite of alpine skiing that regards equipment very importantly.. That difference is very fresh. When I saw alpine skiing from a perspective of a Para powerlifter, I was able to see some areas that I still need to refine objectively." (2020.yahoo.co.jp. 06 Feb 2020)
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