Athletes

A former soccer player, bent on achieving his Paralympic Games dream Cycling

KIMURA Kazuhei

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Cycling
  • DOB
    1996-11-23
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Obihiro City, Hokkaido
  • Team
    Rakuten Socio Business
  • Position/Class
    B
  • Results
    ・2018 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships (Brazil)
     4km Individual Pursuit - 16th Place
     1km Time Trial - 19th Place
    ・2018 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup (Belgium)
     Road Time Trial - 11th Place
    ・2018 The 22nd Individual Time Trial National Championships/2018 Para Cycling
     Road National Championships (Ishikawa
     Road Time Trial - 1st Place
    ・2018 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships (Italy)
     Road Time Trial - 19th Place
     Road Race - 15th Place
    ・2018 Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
     Road Time Trial - 1st Place
     4km Individual Pursuit - 1st Place
     1km Time Trial - 4th Place
  • Was born with a visual impairment, but played soccer amongst able-bodied players until his first year in high school. Decided to aim for the Paralympic Games through blind soccer, but realized he couldn’t compete in the sport since he had some sight. Began cycling at the suggestion of a teacher at his school for the blind. In 2017, he made his track race debut in the d. In 2018, he competed in his first international tournament, the Para-Cycling Track World Championships. In the same year, he proclaimed he would win at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games and followed through, crowned champion of his event. He says he wants to give back to his local community through parasports.