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Yuya Kimura

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 13 in junior high school.
Why this sport?
One of his teachers recommended the sport to him.
Club / Team
PERSOL: Japan

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese sprinter Abdul Hakim Sani Brown. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (persol-group.co.jp, 20 Mar 2019; thankstemp.co.jp, 27 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He was born with an intellectual impairment. (jaafd.org, 20 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Heat 2 2011-01-27 4
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 2011-01-29 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2012-09-04 9
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-25 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 11
Men's 5000 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-23 11