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Taisei Kasamatsu

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Fujimino, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport while he was in year 12 at high school.
Why this sport?
Following his accident he got involved in a number of Para sports, including Para baseball. He then heard about the prosthetic limb technician Fumio Usui, who encouraged Kasamatsu to try Para athletics after the pair had met.
Club / Team
Health Angels : Japan

General interest

Other sports
He has competed in Para baseball at national level in Japan. (challeath.com, 28 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mainichi.jp, 06 Jan 2017)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee after he was involved in an accident in 2014. (mainichi.jp, 06 Jan 2017; bs-tbs.co.jp, 17 Sep 2016)