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Yutaka Kumagai

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Family
One daughter [2019]
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began distance running in grade eight at Jota Middle School in Japan.
Why this sport?
He was fast and usually finished in the top two when he participated in races. After entering middle school, a friend invited him to join an athletics team as an extracurricular activity.
Club / Team
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance: Japan
Name of coach
Yasuhiro Harada [national], JPN

General interest

Injuries
In 2019 he suffered an injury to the inside of his left knee ahead of the Hokkaido Marathon in August that year. (j-cast.com, 26 Jan 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sakigake.jp, 02 Jul 2021)
Impairment
He was born with aniridia, which is the absence of the iris in both eyes. (nhk.or.jp, 25 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-29 10