Imagen
10071-Yusuke Watanabe photo

Yusuke Watanabe

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1, SH2C

Further personal information

Family
Four children
Residence
Fuchu, JPN
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005.
Why this sport?
His wife encouraged him to take up the sport after watching the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens on television.
Name of coach
Katsura Isaka [national], JPN
Training Regime
He predominantly trains at home and goes to a shooting range twice a month.
Handedness
Left

General interest

Hero / Idol
Spanish Para shooter Juan Antonio Saavedra Reinaldo. (Athlete, 05 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Through shooting Para sport, I want to show that my life became happier after being impaired. If I had my right arm, I would not have taken the sport up and be able to perform on the international stage." (paralympic.org, 13 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To reach the final at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 13 Jun 2018)
Impairment
His right arm was amputated after he was involved in a factory accident at age 28. (parasapo.tokyo, 19 Apr 2017)
Other information
CLASSIFICATION CHANGE
In 2011 he took a break from the sport and switched classification from SH2 to SH1 after he began using a prosthetic arm. "I needed time to adapt to the arm as it had no sensation. I resumed competing internationally in 2013." (paralympic.org, 13 Jun 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 47
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 39