Para Ice Hockey
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2017.
Why this sport?
He originally played wheelchair softball before being introduced to Japanese Para ice hockey player Horie Wataru. "When I asked for his advice, as I felt uncomfortable playing softball in a wheelchair due to my lower limbs, he suggested I switch to [Para ice hockey]."
Club / Team
Tokyo Ice Burns: Japan
Name of coach
Kenji Nobuta [national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para ice hockey player Horie Wataru. (Nippon Challenged Athlete Radio, 22 Feb 2021)
He has represented Japan in wheelchair softball. (parasapo.tokyo, 29 Jun 2018; Nippon Challenged Athlete Radio, 22 Feb 2021)
His left leg and hip joint were impaired as the result of osteosarcoma, with which he was diagnosed after graduating from high school (townnews.co.jp, 09 Apr 2021; Nippon Challenged Athlete Radio, 22 Feb 2021)