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Tomomi Sato

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Nihonmatsu, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in grade eight at middle school in Sendai Prefecture, Japan.
Why this sport?
She won a competition at a Para athletics tournament in Tohoku, Japan, and this experience encouraged her to take up the sport more seriously. In 2019 she returned to competitive action in long jump after she last competed in 2009.
Club / Team
TOHO Athletics Club: Fukushima, JPN

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Games
Location
Ankara, TUR

General interest

Nicknames
Tomo-Chan (Athlete, 16 Jul 2013)
Hobbies
Listening to music. (tohobank-athleticsclub.com, 13 Oct 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a national record, and competing at the world championships. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Japanese para athlete Tomomi Yamaki. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything depends on how hard you try." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete in the sprint disciplines and long jump at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (minyu-net.com, 17 Jun 2019)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity at birth. The condition, which occurs in premature babies, led to no vision in her right eye and low vision in her left. (asahi.com, 26 Sep 2016; nhk.or.jp, 13 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-24 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-29 7
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-29 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-16 6
Women's 100 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-17 7