Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Wife Tomomi, one daughter
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
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)
"Do not set limits, always give yourself a challenge." (hfsa291.net, 24 Feb 2019)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (panasonic.jp, 09 Oct 2018)
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)