Athletes

A New Hero Who Qualified for the Paralympic Games After Just Three Years of Competing Athletics

KARASAWA Kenya

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Athletics
  • DOB
    1994-07-03
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Shibukawa City, Gunma
  • Team
    Gunma Social Welfare Service Corporation
  • Position/Class
    T11
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
    Men’s 5000m 1st Place
    Men’s 1500m 3rd Place
    ・2019
     2019 World Para Athletics Championships (UAE)
    Men’s 5000m 3rd Place
    Men’s 1500m 6th Place
  • Karasawa has a visual impairment as a result of congenital retinal detachment. In 2016, after graduating from a school for people with visual impairments, he learned that runners with visual impairments were successfully competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He resolved to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. With Kazuaki Hoshino and Hiroaki Mogi providing outstanding support as guide runners, Karasawa improved rapidly. At the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games, he won the gold medal in the 5000-meter race. He also won the bronze medal in the same event at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, earning him a place on the Japanese delegation to Tokyo 2020. (August 2020)