Athletes

Gold medalist in the heaviest judo weight class Judo

MASAKI Kento

Nickname:Kento

i enjoy

I’m looking forward to my moment of victory at the Rio Paralympic Games, following what I achieved in London.

Strong points

“I go through training every day, envisioning myself getting a dynamic ippon (one full point). In Rio too, I’ll make an ippon with a dynamic technique, and win a medal.”

  • Sport
    Judo
  • DOB
    1987-08-09
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Minamiawaji City, Hyogo
  • Team
    Avex Group Holdings
  • Position/Class
    Men’s 100kg+ / B2
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・London 2012 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 100kg+: Gold medal
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 100kg+: Bronze medal

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2014
     Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games (Korea)
     Men’s 100kg+: 2nd Place
    ・2014
     29th Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Men’s 100kg+: 1st Place
    ・2015
     30th Anniversary Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Men’s 100kg+: 1st Place
    ・2016
     31st Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Men’s 100kg+: 1st Place
    ・2017
     IBSA World Cup (Uzbekistan)
     Men’s 100kg+: 5th Place