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Yuichi Takahashi

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Toru Ube

Further personal information

Residence
Kita, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996 in Ishigaki, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by the Japanese athlete Harumi Yanagawa, who won marathon gold at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta.
Club / Team
Mitsubishi Corporation: Japan

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Nicknames
Yu Chan (Athlete, 01 Jan 2013)
Most influential person in career
Japanese marathon runner Shizo Kanaguri. (Athlete, 01 Jan 2013)
Hero / Idol
Japanese marathon runner Shizo Kanaguri. (Athlete, 01 Jan 2013)
Injuries
He fractured his thigh bone in 1999, and suffered inflammation to his Achilles tendon in 2004. (Athlete, 01 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours
He has received the Yokote Medal of Honour, the Akita Prefecture Medal of Honour, the Prime Minister's Award, the Minister of Health and Labour and Welfare award, and Tokyo Kita Ward's award for cultural merit. (Athlete, 01 Jan 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (city.kita.tokyo.jp, 04 Dec 2016)
Impairment
He began losing his vision following an illness when he was a high school student. (city.nerima.tokyo.jp, 10 Nov 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a sports honorary ambassador in Kita, Japan, and as an honorary ambassador to the Para athletes' support project 'Dream As One'. (city.kita.tokyo.jp, 04 Dec 2016; mitsubishicorp.com, 01 Oct 2015; Facebook profile, 22 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 9999
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 4
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 6
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 16
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final 2011-01-30 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2012-09-09 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final 1 2013-07-28 9999