Para dance sport
Origin of Impairment
L&F2, SC2, SD2
Further personal information
Health and Welfare Studies - Osaka Kyoiku University: Japan
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para dance sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
She initially took up Para athletics [shot put] in middle school with the aim of competing at the Paralympic Games, but in 2012 her doctor advised her to have surgery on the sole of her foot, so she was not able to prepare for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She was then influenced by her parents to start Para dance sport as their hobby was ballroom dancing.
Tomoko (Facebook profile, 20 Oct 2019)
Spending time with her dog. (Facebook profile, 20 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
She competed in Para athletics, and won gold in the discus throw and the shot put at the 2009 Asian Youth Para Games in Tokyo, Japan. (nhk.or.jp, 23 Apr 2019; kumiaisouken.com, 01 Mar 2016; ouhs.jp, 17 Jun 2010; jaafd.org, 11 Sep 2009)
She was born with spina bifida. (sankei.com, 01 Sep 2019)
|Women's Single Class 2||Final||2015-11-07||12|
|Combi Latin Class 2||Final||2015-11-07||16|