Athletes

Winning a coveted Paralympics medal in Rio, on his fourth try Swimming

YAMADA Takuro

Nickname:Taku, Takuro

i enjoy

The tension in a race where a mere 0.1 second can change your standing.

Strong points

“How I speed up at the end of the race, in what some have said is the fastest swimming in the world.”

  • Sport
    Swimming
  • DOB
    1991-04-12
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Sanda City, Hyogo
  • Team
    NTT Docomo
  • Position/Class
    S9/SB8/SM9
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
     50m Freestyle: 10th Place
     400m Freestyle: 9th Place
    ・Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
     100m Freestyle: 5th Place
    ・London 2012 Paralympic Games
     50m Freestyle: 4th Place
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     50m Freestyle: Bronze medal
     100m Freestyle: 8th Place

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2015
     Japan Para Swimming Games
     50m Freestyle: 1st Place
     100m Freestyle: 1st Place
    ・2015
     Japan Physical Impairment Swimming Championships
     50m Freestyle: 1st Place
     100m Freestyle: 1st Place
    ・2017
     Japan Physical Impairment Swimming Championships
     100m Butterfly: 1st Place