Yuki Yoshida

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Languages
Japanese

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.

General interest

Nicknames
Yosshy (Athlete, 06 Jan 2013
Hobbies
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)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (Athlete, 06 Jan 2013)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (sogo-medical.co.jp, 28 Oct 2014)