Athletes

Up-and-Coming Goal-Getter with Power and Technique Goalball

YAMAGUCHI Ryoga

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Goalball
  • DOB
    1997-01-05
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Noda City, Chiba
  • Team
    SEKISHO CORPORATION / Tokorozawa Thunders
  • Position/Class
    Right
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
    4th Place
    ・2019
     2019 IBSA Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships in CHIBA
    3rd Place
  • Began playing baseball at a young age, and as catcher, even served as captain of his junior high school baseball team. However, developed the intractable condition Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy as a second-year in junior high school. Went to the Ibaraki Prefectural School for the Blind for high school, where he discovered goalball—one of the school’s club activities—and fell in love. Won the IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships as a second-year in high school. Was later selected to be part of the Japan national team for the IBSA Goalball World Championships in 2018. Known for his fast throws and precise control over the ball, as well as his ability as a powerful point-scorer. Graduated Toyo University.