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Yasuhiro Tanaka

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Chiba, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
He visited a pool by chance and found he enjoyed swimming. His family encouraged him to take up the sport in order to improve his sociability.
Club / Team
Central Sports: Japan
Name of coach
Hiroshi Enomoto [club], JPN; Yumiko Taniguchi [national], JPN

General interest

Nicknames
Yasu (Athlete, 09 Aug 2013; city.chiba.jp, 30 Jan 2020; parasapo.tokyo, 30 Mar 2021)
Hobbies
Drawing. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the SB14 100m breaststroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yasuko Yamamoto, Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima. (iryou.chunichi.co.jp, 07 Sep 2012; Athlete, 09 Aug 2013)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Exchanging pin badges with foreign swimmers at each event. (city.chiba.jp, 30 Jan 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can do it." (city.chiba.jp, 30 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In March 2015 he was given an Excellence Award by the Chiba Prefecture Para Sports Recreation Association. (suporeku.server-shared.com, 20 Mar 2015)

In 2012 he was presented with the Chiba City Honorary Award. (city.chiba.jp, 21 Oct 2012)
Impairment
He has autism. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2012-09-02 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2012-09-06 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2012-09-06 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2013-08-12 10
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2013-08-16 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2013-08-16 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2015-07-13 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2015-07-13 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 3 2015-07-17 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2016-09-14 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2016-09-17 2