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Tomoki Suzuki

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Information Management - Josai International University: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried athletics at age five, and got involved in Para athletics in grade five of primary school.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to try Para sport, and he was introduced to athletics by wheelchair marathon racer Nobukazu Hanaoka.
Club / Team
Toyota Motor Corporation: Japan

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Hobbies
Camping, watching foreign TV shows and movies. (mensnonno.jp, 01 Feb 2021; towel-to.jp, 03 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Swiss wheelchair racer Marcel Hug. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Create your own future." (parasapo.tokyo, 01 Aug 2019; chiba.jp, 17 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to compete at the Paralympic Games in 2024 and 2028. (sports.nhk.or.jp, 10 Apr 2019; mensnonno.jp, 01 Feb 2021)
Impairment
He was involved in a traffic accident at age eight months, which resulted in paraplegia. (jiji.com, 25 Jun 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-23 19
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-28 11
Men's 800 m T54 Semifinal 2 2015-10-29 14
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-16 7
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-16 6
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-17 5
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2017-07-19 1
Men's 800 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-21 5