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Yosuke Yamada

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Cultural Studies - Tenri University: Tenri, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming while he was a high school student at Nara Prefectural School for the Blind in Japan.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by his family and friends. He began swimming seriously after doing well in his first competition. It was the first time he had felt a sense of accomplishment since becoming visually impaired.
Club / Team
Tenri University: Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Incheon, KOR

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on your dreams." (nhk.or.jp, 23 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was given the President's Award by the Nara Amateur Sports Association in Japan. (nara-sports.or.jp, 01 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (asahi-welfare.or.jp, 16 Jul 2015)
Impairment
He has a vision impairment after becoming ill while he was in grade nine at middle school. (asahi-welfare.or.jp, 16 Jul 2015; nhk.or.jp, 23 Oct 2014)