Athletes

He Disappears?! Outstanding Footwork! Table Tennis

YAGI Katsuyoshi

Nickname:

i enjoy

I love coming up with an idea, practicing it and putting it to use during matches.

Strong points

“Since I have short arms, I use my feet to chase after the ball!”

  • Sport
    Table Tennis
  • DOB
    1990-06-17
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Toyohashi City, Aichi
  • Team
    Morgan Stanley Japan Group Co., Ltd.
  • Position/Class
    Class 7
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2017
     2017 ITTF Para Table Tennis World Team Championship (Slovakia)
    Men’s Teams 3rd Place
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
    Men’s Singles 3rd Place
    Men’s Teams 3rd Place
    ・2018
     2018 ITTF World Para Table Tennis Championships (Slovenia)
    Quarterfinals
    ・2019
     ITTF 2019 Asian Para Table Tennis Championships (Taiwan)
    Men’s Singles 2nd Place
    Men’s Teams 3rd Place
  • Yagi was born with thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome in both arms and has short forearms as a result. He began playing table tennis after joining his junior high school team and started competing in international para table tennis tournaments in 2015. He is outstandingly quick on his feet to make up for the disadvantage he has against opponents with a greater reach. As of April 1, 2020, he is ranked No. 8 in the world and has qualified for Tokyo 2020, which will be his first Paralympic Games. He is an all-rounder with a right shakehand grip. (August 2020)