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A Tokyo-ite and Point-Getter Excited for a Hometown Paralympic Games Goalball

WAKASUGI Haruka

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Goalball
  • DOB
    1995-08-23
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Akiruno City, Tokyo
  • Team
    ALSOK / Kokuriha Ladies Team Musashizuku
  • Position/Class
    Left
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
    1st Place
    ・2019
     2019 IBSA Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships in CHIBA
    1st Place
    Last updated: August 21, 2020

    Paralympic Triumphs
    ・2012
     London 2012 Paralympic Games
    1st Place
    ・2016
     Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
    5th Place
  • Lost most of her vision due to fibrous dysplasia as a second-year in junior high school, and transferred to a school for those with visual impairments. Started playing goalball at the suggestion of a teacher at the school, and later became a part of the Japan national team. Competed in the London 2012 Paralympic Games at age 17, as the youngest member of the Japan team, and became a gold medalist. Later grew into her role as the central figure of the team’s offense. Known for her precise control over the ball, with the physical endurance to maintain this precision until the very end of the match. Graduated from Rikkyo University.