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Yuka Takamatsu

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Osaka, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Carer
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in middle school.
Why this sport?
She originally joined a soft tennis team at middle school, but she could not raise her left arm to serve due to her impairment. Her mother suggested that she took up athletics instead.
Club / Team
Lawson [JPN] / Sakai Fines [JPN]:
Name of coach
Kazuaki Toyama [Sakai Fines], JPN
Training Regime
She trains four days a week, and her training sessions last for two hours.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2021; Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
US sprinter Allyson Felix. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Allyson Felix. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you try, you can do it. Believe in yourself and run." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (city.osaka.lg.jp, 10 Dec 2020)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy that predominantly affects her left arm. (sports.nhk.or.jp, 29 Oct 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a care assistant at a nursing home for the elderly in Suminoe Ward, Japan. (city.osaka.lg.jp, 10 Dec 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2016-09-08 6
Women's 400 m T38 Final Round 2016-09-14 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-15 6
Women's 400 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-21 2
Women's 100 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-22 8