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Tomoki Ikoma

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Okayama, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in high school in 2009 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
Why this sport?
He had originally played wheelchair basketball since age 13 following his parents' suggestion. He was later invited to start training by Para athlete Hitoshi Matsunaga, and pursued the sport while working at the Wakayama Prefecture Office in Japan. He later decided he wanted to focus solely on the sport, so he moved to Okayama from Wakayama to train with Matsunaga.
Club / Team
WORLD-AC: Okayama, JPN
Name of coach
Hitoshi Matsunaga [club], JPN

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Hobbies
Pyrography. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing with his club teammates at the world championships. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Finnish wheelchair racer Leo-Pekka Tahti. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Finnish wheelchair racer Leo-Pekka Tahti. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He fractured his arm in January 2018. He returned to competitive action three months later. (paraspo.info, 19 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"With one's whole heart." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017; sanspo.com, 05 Dec 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2018, he received both the Wakayama Prefecture Sports Award, and the Arida City Sports Award in Japan. (world-ac.jp, 01 Jan 2019)

He received a Sport Honorary Award at the 2017 Okayama Prefecture Top Athlete Awards in Japan. (world-ac.jp, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal in the 100m at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (wssk.jp, 23 Dec 2020)
Impairment
He has spina bifida. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-14 7
Men's 100 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-14 8
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-18 10
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-19 17