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Tsukasa Tanaka

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Takamatsu, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013.
Why this sport?
He played baseball and participated in sumo wrestling, so he was physically fit. Therefore he thought that shot put and discus throw was the most appropriate sport discipline for him.
Club / Team
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co: Japan
Name of coach
Kitabayashi Sato [national], JPN

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2015 he was given the Osaka Sports Award. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 16 Sep 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 24 Mar 2017)
Impairment
As a child he was diagnosed with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, which resulted in a loss of vision in his left eye. (paraphoto.org, 03 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F13 Final 1 2015-10-26 11