Athletes

Wheelchair Marathon Japan Record-Holder Spreads Her Wings from Her Native Okinawa Athletics

KINA Tsubasa

Nickname:Tsubasa

i enjoy

The moment I finish a race is the best feeling!

Strong points

The sense of “oneness” she has with her racing wheelchair.

  • Sport
    Athletics
  • DOB
    1990-05-18
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Uruma City, Okinawa
  • Team
    Tireland Okinawa
  • Position/Class
    T54
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2019
    2019 World Para Athletics Marathon Championships (UK)
     T54 Class: 5th Place
    ・2019
    39th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon
     T54 Class: 2nd Place *New Japan record
    ・2020
    2020 Oita Wheelchair Marathon
     T34/53/54 Class: 2nd Place *New Japan record
    ・2021
    Challenge Tokyo Para 42.195km in Tachikawa
     T54 Class: 1st Place

    Last Updated: March 15, 2021
  • Started playing basketball as a fourth-year in elementary school, devoting herself to the sport and competing as a member of the Okinawan prefectural team in junior high and high school. Was involved in an accident during training as a 19-year-old student at Okinawa International University, and began using a wheelchair. Started wheelchair marathon in 2013, and set a Japan record of 1:35:50 in 2019 at the 39th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon. 173cm tall. (As of March 2021)