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Takahito Ichikawa

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Residence
Fukaya, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in the sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up Para snowboard by a friend. "After six months, I competed at the All Japan championships for the first time and finished fourth. It motivated me again, so I began focusing on the sport competitively."
Name of coach
Kenichi Niboshi [national], JPN; Naoki Wataya [national], JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Snowboarding. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing third at the 2019/20 World Cup event in Hafjell, Norway. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Japanese snowboarder Kohei Motoki. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I will see how far I can take on a challenge with my prosthetic leg." (Instagram profile, 12 Feb 2022)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Instagram profile, 18 Oct 2021)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee in 2013 following a car accident. He was a passenger in a car driven by a co-worker, who had fallen asleep at the wheel. (teampositive.biz, 24 Apr 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Snowboard World Championships Big White, CAN (Big White, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-04 16
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-07 16
Pyha 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships (Pyha, Finland)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2019-03-27 5
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2019-03-30 5