Athletes

Team Savior with Razor-Sharp Defensive Intuition Goalball

TAGUCHI Yuji

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Goalball
  • DOB
    1991-02-16
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Mihara City, Hiroshima
  • Team
    LEIFRAS / Tokorozawa Thunders
  • Position/Class
    Center
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
    4th Place
    ・2019
     2019 IBSA Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships in CHIBA
    3rd Place
  • Developed inherited retinitis pigmentosa around the age of 10. Did kendo for 12 years, from his first-year in elementary school to his third-year in high school, even achieving a dan rank. Acquired a cooking license after graduating high school and worked to become a chef, but gave up on it due to his visual impairment. Later discovered goalball at the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, and started playing. Was recognized for his defensive ability, and became a part of the Japan national team in 2017. Has qualified for the Japan national team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (August 2020)