Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB7, SM8
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first began swimming at age four and took up the sport competitively at age 10 in Kyushu, Japan.
Why this sport?
He wanted to participate in the Paralympic Games after watching it on television.
Yosshy (Athlete, 06 Jan 2013
Listening to music. (Athlete, 06 Jan 2013)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mio Iwamoto. (Athlete, 06 Jan 2013)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para swimmer Takayuki Suzuki. (Athlete, 06 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he received the Fukuoka Citizen Sports Award in Japan. (city.fukuoka.lg.jp, 2013)
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (Athlete, 06 Jan 2013)
He was born with cerebral palsy. (sogo-medical.co.jp, 28 Oct 2014)