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Yuji Togawa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Oita, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began distance running in grade one of primary school.
Why this sport?
He competed in his first long-distance running race at primary school, but then followed his older brother into baseball. He competed in both baseball and athletics during middle school, before choosing to focus on athletics in high school due to the school's strong athletics team.
Club / Team
Soleil: Japan
Name of coach
Koki Shimoinaba [national], JPN
Training Regime
He trains three hours a day, six days per week.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His high school coach Hiroshi Inoue. (shinken-oita.jp, 01 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Support around me makes me what I am today." (shinken-oita.jp, 01 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To run the 1500m in under four minutes, and to win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (oita-press.co.jp, 27 Aug 2019; shinken-oita.jp, 01 Jul 2019)
Impairment
At age three he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a developmental disorder and form of autism. (shinken-oita.jp, 01 Jul 2019)