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Yuta Wakoh

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2018.
Why this sport?
He initially took up baseball but switched to the javelin throw so he could use his shoulder power.
Club / Team
Kanto Para Athletics Association : Japan

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 23 Aug 2019; tokyo-np.co.jp, 10 Jul 2019)
Impairment
His low vision was a result of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy [LHON] that he was diagnosed with in 2017. It was a hereditary illness from his maternal family. (Twitter profile, 12 Sep 2019; tokyo-np.co.jp, 10 Jul 2019)