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Takeshi Suzuki

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Residence
Sendai, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Cultural Studies - Surugadai University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at around age nine in Inawashiro, Japan.
Why this sport?
There are a lot of ski fields near his home and he enjoys being on the slopes. He was also influenced to take up the sport after watching the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano.
Club / Team
KYB: Japan
Name of coach
Saori Ishii [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup

General interest

Nicknames
Takeboo, Boo-chan, Take (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014; parasapo.tokyo, 29 Nov 2015)
Hobbies
Fishing. (Ameba profile, 03 Oct 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para alpine skiers Taiki Morii and Akira Kano. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018, 26 Feb 2014)
Injuries
In 2019 he suffered an injury to his left wrist, and required 10 months of recovery. (Ameba profile, 28 Oct 2019, 06 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the Fukushima Prefecture Citizen Honorary Prize in Japan. (kyb.co.jp, 12 Oct 2016)

In 2014 he was presented with the Shiju Hosho, Order of the Purple Ribbon by the Emperor of Japan. (kyb.co.jp, 12 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Ameba profile, 07 Oct 2020)
Impairment
He lost both legs after stepping off a bus and being hit by a truck. The accident occurred in March 1997 while he was on his way home from school. (ndt.tv, 14 Mar 2014)
Other information
ANNIVERSARY GOLD
He won gold in the men's sit-skiing slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi on the 17th anniversary of the accident in which he lost both his legs. "I feel a bit of destiny. My life changed on that day, but I achieved my boyhood goal [to win a major title] on the same date." (ndt.tv, 14 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 4
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 12
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 9999
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 11
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 5
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 5
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 3
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 15
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-21 1
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2009-02-23 6
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 11
Men's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 17
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2009-02-28 11
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2011-01-16 4
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2011-01-18 13
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2011-01-19 1
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-20 1
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-21 2
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2013-02-20 17
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2013-02-21 21
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2013-02-25 2
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 2
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 3
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 1
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 10
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2015-03-04 9
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2015-03-05 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2015-03-07 6
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-08 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-10 1
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2017-01-25 10
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 18
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 3
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 10
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2018-03-10 9
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 13
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 4
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 4
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-17 9999
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-21 8
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-23 5
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2019-01-30 3
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2019-01-31 3
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 4