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Yuki Uemura

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Hiroshima, JPN
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in year nine at middle school.
Why this sport?
His teacher from middle school suggested the sport to him.
Club / Team
Hiroshima Athletics Association : Japan
Name of coach
Koki Shimoinaba [national], JPN

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a new Japanese record at an international event in Thailand. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Venezuelan Para sprinter Luis Arturo Paiva. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Venezuelan Para sprinter Luis Arturo Paiva. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was given an Excellence Award by the Hyogo Para Sports Association in Japan (hpsa.info, 12 Apr 2018)

He received a Citation Award at the 2017 Hyogo Governor Sports Citation Awards in Japan. (pref.hiroshima.lg.jp, 27 Dec 20 2017)

In 2011 he received the Hiroshima Prefecture Citation Award in Japan. (pref.hiroshima.lg.jp, 26 Mar 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ymfs.jp, 01 Jan 2019; pref.hiroshima.lg.jp, 27 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He was born with an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 3 2015-10-22 14
Men's 800 m T20 Heat 2 2015-10-26 7
Men's 800 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-28 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T20 Heat 1 2017-07-21 4
Men's 800 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-22 4