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Toshihiro Abe

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6/8-1

Further personal information

Family
Wife, one daughter, one son
Residence
Fukaya, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-skiing at age 19 in Minakami, Japan..
Why this sport?
He grew up in a snowy area, and he thought that skiing was enjoyable. Following his accident, he decided to continue with the sport as the impairment to his right arm did not stop him competing.
Club / Team
Gunma Prefecture Para-Ski Association: Japan
Name of coach
Shido Kazushi [national]

International debut

Year
1992
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Albertville

General interest

Hobbies
Golf. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in giant slalom at the 2004 World Championships. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Gunma Prefecture Sports Honorary Prize in February 2015. (pref.gunma.jp, 03 Feb 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (jomo-news.co.jp, 14 Dec 2014)
Impairment
He fell off his bicycle and sustained a spinal cord injury which affected his upper right arm. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014; nhk.or.jp, 31 Jan 2014 ; sankei.jp.msn.com, 23 Jan 2014)
Other information
PARALYMPIC VETERAN
The 2014 Games in Sochi was his fifth consecutive appearance at a Paralympic Winter Games. He first competed at the 1992 Games in Albertville, and was the oldest member of the Japanese Paralympic team in Sochi. (sanspo.com, 24 Jan 2014; sankei.jp.msn.com, 23 Jan 2014; jsad.or.jp, 10 Jan 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Albertville 1992 Paralympic Winter Games (Albertville, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW6/8 Final Round 12
Men's Super-G LW6/8 Final Round 8
Men's Downhill LW6/8 Final Round 10
Men's Giant Slalom LW6/8 Final Round 5
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 42
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G LW6/8 Final Round 10
Men's Giant Slalom LW6/8 Final Round 6
Men's Slalom LW6/8 Final Round 5
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G LW6/8 Final Round 12
Men's Downhill LW6/8 Final Round 9
Men's Giant Slalom LW6/8 Final Round 10
Men's Slalom LW6/8 Final Round 5
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 12
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 19
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 6