Athletes

A Blind Athlete and Mother Aims to Be the Best in the World with Her Family! Athletics

TAKADA Chiaki

Nickname:

i enjoy

I’ve had the honor of being invited to many events that aim to deepen an understanding of people with impairments and the Paralympic movement. These events allow me to interact with children, so it’s very fun.

Strong points

“I want people to watch my daring jump, which starts with a full-throttle, 15-stride run-up and ends with kicking off with all my strength.”

  • Sport
    Athletics
  • DOB
    1984-10-14
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Ota-ku, Tokyo
  • Team
    HOKEN NO MADOGUCHI GROUP INC.
  • Position/Class
    T11
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2011
     4th IBSA World Championships (Turkey)
    Women’s 200m 2nd Place
    Women’s 100m 3rd Place
    ・2013
     2013 IPC Athletics World Championships (France)
    Women’s Long Jump 6th Place
    ・2014
     Incheon 2014 Asian Para-Games (Korea)
    Women’s Long Jump 2nd Place
    Women’s 100m Eliminated in the Preliminaries
    ・2015
     2015 IPC Athletics World Championships (Qatar)
    Women’s Long Jump Eliminated in the Preliminaries
    Women’s 100m Eliminated in the Preliminaries
    ・2019
     2019 World Para Athletics Championships (UAE)
    Women’s Long Jump 4th Place

    Paralympics Triumphs
    ・2016
     Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
    Women’s 100m Eliminated in the Preliminaries
    Women’s Long Jump 8th Place
  • Takada lost her vision completely before turning 20 years old as a result of macular dystrophy. When she was 22 and working, she started competing in athletics after searching for ways to do sports and taking part in the National Para-Sports Tournament. She got married at 23 and gave birth at 24 but continued to compete. Her long-time dream of participating in the Paralympic Games came true in 2016. Her main events are the 100-meter race and long jump, and she has been selected as a member of the Japanese delegation for long jump to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Her husband, Yuji, is a member of the Japanese delegation to the Deaflympic Games and holds the Japanese record for the 400-meter hurdles. (August 2020)