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Tomomi Tozawa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Languages
English, Japanese
Higher education
Sport Management - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began running in grade eight of middle school. She took up long jump in 2017 at Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo, Japan.
Why this sport?
She was invited to participate in a Para athletics training session by her prosthetic technician and decided to focus on the sport after Tokyo was announced as host city of the 2020 Paralympic Games. She went on to receive a scholarship from Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo, Japan.
Club / Team
Fujitsu: Japan

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Indonesia

General interest

Hobbies
Fine dining. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
German Para sprinter Heinrich Popow, who served as a technical advisor to the Japanese Para athletics team in 2019. (tokyo2020.org, 14 Jan 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
German Para sprinter Heinrich Popow. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named the Japan Association for University Athletics and Sport [UNIVAS] 2020/21 Female Para Athlete of the Year. (news.livedoor.com, 29 Mar 2021)
Other sports
She has also competed in Para cycling. (op-ed.jp, 06 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To win a long jump medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo with a distance greater than five metres. (tokyo2020.org, 14 Jan 2021; 2020.yahoo.co.jp, 26 Dec 2019)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated above the knee in grade six of primary school after she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma [bone cancer]. (1242.com, 10 Feb 2020; ottobock.co.jp, 27 Apr 2019; fnn.jp, 31 Mar 2019)