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Judoka That Uses Her Small Size to Her Advantage Judo

OGAWA Kazusa

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Judo
  • DOB
    1997-02-16
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Ichihara City, Chiba
  • Team
    OLM
  • Position/Class
    70kg Class
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2019
    34th All Japan Judo Championships for the Blind and Visually Impaired
     1st Place

    Last Updated: March 3, 2021
  • B2 Class. Has about 0.01 vision in both eyes (20/2000 or 6/600), due to congenital optic glioma. Started judo as a first-year in junior high school, after which her vision gradually began to decline. Transferred to a school for the blind as a second-year in high school, and stopped doing judo for a while. Started again after a teacher recommended judo. Was champion of the 10th Blind Student Judo Meet and won a bronze medal in the Women’s 63kg Class at the Tashkent 2017 Judo World Cup in 2017. Currently training not only toward the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, but also the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. (As of March 2021)