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Tsuyoshi Fukushima

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T43, F42

Further personal information

Residence
Fujioka, JPN
Languages
Japanese

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

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Gunma Prefecture Sports Award in Japan. (gunma-s-a-d.jp, Apr 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sankei.com, 26 Jan 2017; fujioka.gunma.jp, 15 Oct 2013)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (nittokyo.or.jp, Jun 2014)