Athletes

Aiming for the Podium Again! A Gold Medalist’s Return Athletics

ITO Tomoya

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Athletics
  • DOB
    1963-08-16
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Suzuka City, Mie
  • Team
    Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd.
  • Position/Class
    T52
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
    Men’s 100m 2nd Place
    Men’s 200m 1st Place
    Men’s 400m 2nd Place
    ・2019
     2019 World Para Athletics Championships (UAE)
    Men’s 1500m 3rd Place
    Men’s 100m 3rd Place
    Men’s 400m 2nd Place

    Paralympics Triumphs
    ・2004
     Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
    Men’s 5000m 4th Place
    Men’s Marathon 4th Place
    ・2008
     Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
    Men’s 400m Gold
    Men’s 800m Gold
    ・2012
     London 2012 Paralympic Games
    Men’s 100m 5th Place
    Men’s 200m Silver
    Men’s 400m Silver
    Men’s 800m Silver
  • When Ito was 34 years old, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The next year, he began competing in athletics and has participated in three Paralympic Games so far. He won two gold medals for the 400- and 800-meter races at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and three silver medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Although he retired after that, he returned to competitive sports in 2017 with the goal of participating in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. In 2019, he won medals for the 100-, 400- and 1500-meter races at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships. This earned him a place on the Japanese delegation to Tokyo 2020. (August 2020)