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Takuya Tsugawa

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Osaka, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried swimming at age three, and began competing in grade seven of middle school.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to a swimming centre. He really liked water as a child and attended the pool regularly.
Club / Team
ANA Wing Fellows Vie Oji [ANWO]: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN; Masahiro Tsugawa [father], JPN

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Japan
Location
Italy

General interest

Nicknames
Taku (Athlete, 09 Aug 2013)
Hobbies
Drawing, reading. (Twitter profile, 04 Mar 2019; Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the S14 100m backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2013)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Ryosuke Irie. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (hyogo-c.ed.jp, 02 Feb 2017)

In 2016 he was given a Sports Special Award by the Mayor of Amagasaki City in Japan. (city.amagasaki.hyogo.jp, 27 Mar 2017)

He received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 30 Sep 2016, 16 Sep 2015, 01 Oct 2014)
Other sports
His father Masahiro competed in able-bodied swimming at national level. (parasapo.tokyo, 29 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (parasapo.tokyo, 29 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He has autism. (osaka-ikuseikai.or.jp, 31 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 2012-08-31 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 3 2013-08-12 16
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2013-08-14 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2013-08-14 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 3 2015-07-17 13
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2015-07-19 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 3 2015-07-19 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2016-09-08 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 3 2016-09-17 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final Round 2016-09-17 5