Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Kansai University of Social Welfare: Japan
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training for wheelchair marathons in 2013.
Why this sport?
He started Para swimming in the seventh grade of middle school, and then got involved in Para baseball after starting university. He took up wheelchair marathon racing in order to strengthen his stamina as a baseball pitcher.
Club / Team
Hyogo Para Athletics Association: Japan
Tetsupon (Facebook profile, 17 Apr 2019)
Baseball. (Facebook profile, 17 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki. (Facebook profile, 17 Apr 2019; ako-minpo.jp, 01 Jan 2018; )
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you make an effort, your dream will come true." [Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki] (ako-minpo.jp, 01 Jan 2018; ako-shakyo.jp, 03 Dec 2017)
He has competed in Para swimming and Para baseball at national level. (ako-minpo.jp, 01 Jan 2018, 29 Apr 2011)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (asahi.com, 06 Jul 2016)
He was born with Spondylolysis that affects his spine. (ako-minpo.jp, 01 Jan 2018)