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Yoshihiro Takiguchi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Kobe, JPN
Occupation
Automotive Industry
Languages
English, Japanese
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - University of Hyogo: Kobe, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics in grade four of primary school. He took up Para athletics competitively at the University of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan.
Why this sport?
He competed in marathon running at middle school before his impairment. He planned to return to running in high school before sustaining a bone fracture during physical education class. He then took up Para athletics in university.
Club / Team
Toyota Motor Corporation: Japan

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2017 he received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (hyogo-c.ed.jp, 15 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He sustained a cerebral infarction after finishing a marathon race in grade eight of middle school, which resulted in paralysis of the right side of his body. (u-hyogo.ac.jp, 08 Mar 2019)