Athletes

Thinking positively to shoot smack dab in the center Archery

UEYAMA Tomohiro

Nickname:Tomohiro

i enjoy

That exhilarating feeling when the shot goes smack dab in the center!

Strong points

“How I’m always positive, all the time. How I’m able to think, ‘I’ll win in the next end’ and focus, even when my rival has full points.”

  • Sport
    Archery
  • DOB
    1987-08-28
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Higashiosaka City, OSAKA
  • Team
    Mitsubishi Electric
  • Position/Class
    Recurve W2
  • Results
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - Recurve: 7th Place
  • Discovered archery in high school through a friend and entered the archery club at his university, becoming a regular on the team. Played in the Kansai Universities League, etc. His turning point came in his first year of work, in winter 2010, when both of his legs became paralyzed due to lower limb dysfunction of an unknown cause. He continued archery, however, and in autumn 2011, competed for the first time at a para championship in Japan, coming in second place. He is consistently top-ranked in Japan, and has become one of Japan’s most well-known para archers. At the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016—his first Paralympics—he came in 7th place in the Recurve event. For the Tokyo Paralympic Games, his goal is not just to win a medal in the individual event, but in the team event as well. Graduate of Doshisha University.