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Tatsuya Ito

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52

Further personal information

Family
Wife Tomomi, one daughter
Residence
Fukui, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by Japanese Para athlete Toshihiro Takada who he met at a Para sports event in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. He decided to take up Para athletics after Takada felt he was good enough to win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Club / Team
Shin Nihon Kogyo : Japan

General interest

Most influential person in career
Japanese Para athlete Toshihiro Takada, his family. (panasonic.jp, 09 Oct 2018; Panasonic Japan's YouTube channel, 08 Oct 2018; 1242.com, 23 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was presented with an Encouragement Award at the Fukui Shinbun Sports Awards in Japan. (hfsa291.net, 13 Feb 2019)
Other sports
"Do not set limits, always give yourself a challenge." (hfsa291.net, 24 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (panasonic.jp, 09 Oct 2018)
Impairment
His paraplegia is the result of a cervical spine injury following a motorbike accident at age 17. (tsunahiro.com, 13 Oct 2018; 1242.com, 23 Aug 2018)