Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (hyogo-c.ed.jp, 15 Feb 2018)
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)