Athletes

Spin-Throw Master and Daughter of a Professional Baseball Player Goalball

KAKEHATA Eiko

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Goalball
  • DOB
    1993-02-19
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Yokohama City, Kanagawa
  • Team
    SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS
  • 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

    Paralympics Triumphs
    ・2012
     London 2012 Paralympic Games
    Gold medal
    ・2016
     Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
    5th Place
  • Born with oculocutaneous albinism, meaning her body isn’t able to make a normal amount of melanin. Has weak vision. Started playing goalball in high school at the invitation of a friend, and became a member of the Japan national team in 2011. Known for her fast spin balls, she is expected to become one of the team’s main scorers. Graduated from the Yokohama University of Art and Design. Her father is the former professional baseball player Mitsunori Kakehata.