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Takuya Shiramasa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
Kitahiroshima, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics competitively in grade 12 of high school.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to Para athletics by a teacher who was in charge of the athletics team at his high school. He initially competed in able-bodied athletics, but decided to focus on Para athletics after he won gold at a Para athletics event.
Club / Team
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance: Hiroshima, JPN

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Japan
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Hobbies
Planting flowers, fishing. (bgf.or.jp, 07 May 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was given an Excellence Award by the Hiroshima Para Sports Association in Japan. (hpsa.info, 01 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (asahi.com, 04 Jan 2020)
Impairment
His left arm was amputated below the wrist joint at age two following an accident with an agricultural grass cutting machine. (bgf.or.jp, 07 May 2019)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a motivational speaker, going into schools to give talks about Para athletics, and taking lessons as a guest teacher. (challenge-support.com, 15 Feb 2021; town.kitahiroshima.lg.jp, 31 May 2021)