Para Ice Hockey
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2003 at Yamabiko Skating Forest Ice Arena in Okaya, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by one of his friends from middle school.
Club / Team
Nagano Thunderbirds: Okaya, JPN
Name of coach
Kojin Nakakita [club, national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Nakamu, Ogisan (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para ice hockey player Naohiko Ishida. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para ice hockey player Mikio Annaka. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2010 he received the Nagano Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (nagano-sports.or.jp, 2010)
Both of his legs were amputated below the knee after he was involved in a traffic accident when he was a firefighter. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; city.chikuma.lg.jp, 26 Nov 2016; avis.ne.jp, 30 Aug 2013)
|Mixed||Gold Medal Match||101|
|Mixed Tournament||Group B||2018-03-10||1|
|Mixed Tournament||Group B||2018-03-11||2|
|Mixed Tournament||Group B||2018-03-13||6|
|Mixed Tournament||Group B - Standings||2018-03-13||4|
|Mixed Tournament||Classification 5-8||2018-03-14||2|
|Mixed Tournament||Classification 7-8||2018-03-16||1|