Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2011 at high school, and began to pursue javelin seriously in 2013.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged by a coach at his high school. He felt confident throwing the javelin because he had grown up playing baseball.
Club / Team
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company: Japan
Name of coach
Kenzo Teramachi [personal], JPN, from 2011
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Gunma Prefecture Sports Award in Japan. (gunma-s-a-d.jp, Apr 2016)
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sankei.com, 26 Jan 2017; fujioka.gunma.jp, 15 Oct 2013)
He was born with spina bifida. (nittokyo.or.jp, Jun 2014)