Athletes

Jumping Her Way to 6+ Meters with a Prosthesis Athletics

NAKANISHI Maya

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Athletics
  • DOB
    1985-06-03
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Osaka City, Osaka
  • Team
    Hankyu Travel International
  • Position/Class
    T64
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2015
    IPC Athletics World Championships (Qatar)
     Women’s Long Jump: 5th Place
    ・2017
    World Para Athletics Championships (UK)
     Women’s Long Jump: Bronze medal
     Women’s 100m: Defeated in preliminaries
    ・2019
    World Para Athletics Championships (UAE)
     Women’s 100m (T64): Defeated in preliminaries
     Women’s Long Jump (T64): 1st Place

    Paralympic Triumphs
    ・2008
    Beijing Paralympic Games
     Women’s 100m (T44): 6th Place
     Women’s 200m (T44): 4th Place
    ・2012
    London Paralympic Games
     Women’s Long Jump (F42/44): 8th Place
    ・2016
    Rio Paralympic Games
     Women’s Long Jump (T44): 4th Place
     Women’s 100m (T44): Defeated in preliminaries

    Last Updated: December 2, 2020
  • Graduated from Meiho High School in Oita Prefecture. Was playing soft tennis, aiming to compete in the National Sports Festival that was to be held in her area, when in 2006, at the age of 21, she was involved in an accident at work that resulted in the amputation of her right leg below the knee. Continued playing tennis with a prosthesis, until discovering the joys of running during her tennis training, and switching over to athletics. In her first time competing at the Japan Para Athletics Championships, she set new Japan records for the 100m and 200m events. In 2009, she made it to the finals of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in two events. Declared her retirement after the London 2012 Paralympic Games, but returned to the sport the following year. Came in 4th in the long jump event at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Finally achieved her dream of winning a gold medal in the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, which also qualified her for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Her personal record is the Asia record (T64) of 5.51 meters, and her goal is to be able to jump 6+ meters. (August 2020)