Athletes

Master of Judo Techniques, Groundwork Maestro Judo

HIRAI Takaaki

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Judo
  • DOB
    1981-11-12
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Kumamoto City, Kumamto
  • Team
    Kumamoto Prefectural School for the Blind
  • Position/Class
    60kg Class
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2014
    2014 IBSA World Judo Championships (US)
     60kg Class: 3rd Place
    ・2015
    Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games (Korea)
     60kg Class: 2nd Place
    ・2016
    Rio Paralympic Judo Qualifiers (Tokyo)
     60kg Class: 2nd Place
    ・2017
    IBSA Judo World Cup (Uzbekistan)
     60kg Class: 7th Place
    ・2018
    Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games
     60kg Class: 3rd Place

    Paralympic Triumphs
    ・2012
    London Paralympic Games
     60kg Class: 5th Place

    Last Updated: March 3, 2021
  • B3 Class. Born with poor vision as a result of albinism. Started judo after joining a judo club in junior high school, and competed in his first international tournament at the IBSA World Championships and Games Quebec in 2003. Competed in the London Paralympic Games in 2012. Won a silver medal in the Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games, amongst other achievements. Has been the star of the Men’s 60kg Class in Japan, winning at qualifying competition in 2017 for the IBSA Judo World Cup, Asian Para Games and the IBSA World Championships and Games. Works as a teacher at his alma mater, the Kumamoto School for the Blind.