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Yoshihide Fukuhara

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
Wife Rie Sawada, two daughters
Residence
Mitaka, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
University of Tsukuba: Japan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 25.
Why this sport?
He wanted to get fit having put on weight after beginning a new job as a massage therapist.
Training Regime
He runs up to 500 kilometres per month.

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lille, FRA

General interest

Nicknames
Champ (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Most influential person in career
His wife Rie Sawada. (1242.com, 20 Feb 2017)
Hero / Idol
Kenyan distance runner Salina Kosgei. (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best." (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives
His wife Rie Sawada is a soprano singer in Japan. (1242.com, 20 Feb 2017)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age one because of a retinoblastoma tumour. (wakasa.jp, 02 Mar 2014)
Other information
OTHER EDUCATION
He studied at Wako University in Machida, Japan. (Facebook profile, 21 Feb 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 6
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 8
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final 2011-01-30 6