Athletes

A para-badminton rising star at the Tokyo Paralympic Games! Badminton

IMAI Taiyou

Nickname:Taiyou

i enjoy

Badminton is an individual sport, but in the team event you get to share the joy of a victory with everyone else! When we’re playing doubles, and my partner smashes a shot that I’d “loosened up” with my own smash, we get double the enjoyment.

Strong points

“My goal is an all-in playstyle that makes use of my energy, and a powerful game that can be felt not just by my opponent, but by the crowd as well.”

  • Sport
    Badminton
  • DOB
    1998-08-10
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Tsushima City, Aichi
  • Team
    Nippon Sport Science University
  • Position/Class
    SU5
  • Latest Triumphs
    ・2015 1st Japan Para-Badminton Championships Men’s Singles: 1st Place
    ・2016 2nd Japan Para-Badminton Championships Men’s Singles: 2nd Place
    ・2017 Para Badminton World Championships (Korea)
    Men’s Singles: 3rd Place
    Men’s Doubles: Eliminated in quarter-finals
    ・2017 HULIC/DAIHATSU Japan Para-Badminton International
    Men’s Singles: 3rd Place
    Men’s Doubles: 3rd Place
    ・2017 Dubai 2017 Asian Youth Para Games (UAE)
    Men’s Singles: 1st Place
    Men’s Doubles: 3rd Place