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Toshiharu Takai

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in high school.
Why this sport?
He initially played baseball in middle school, but switched to Para athletics after his accident.
Club / Team
D2C: Japan

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"No shortcut to glory." (Facebook profile, 15 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (d2c.co.jp, 23 Jan 2019)
Impairment
His left eye was struck by a ball during baseball training in grade eight of middle school, which resulted in a visual impairment. (topics.or.jp, 31 Oct 2017)