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Yoshiko Tanaka

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in 1998 in Nagano, Japan.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to ski with my friend."
Club / Team
T Point Japan: Japan
Name of coach
Saori Ishii [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Japan
Location
Austria

General interest

Nicknames
Yoshi (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Injuries
She fractured her right collarbone in 2016. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)

She damaged ligaments in her right knee in 2007, and suffered a recurrence of the injury in 2013. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)

She fractured her left collarbone in 2010. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If we have a strong will, we will be given a chance." (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2013 she received the Nagano Prefecture Para Sport Special Award in Japan. (pref.nagano.lg.jp, 21 Jun 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 22 Jun 2016)
Impairment
She is missing both legs below the knee. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Women's Slalom Sitting Final Round 8
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Women's Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-20 3
Women's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 6
Women's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2009-02-23 5
Women's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 6
Women's Downhill Sitting Final 2009-02-28 4
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 4
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 6
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-12 7
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 7