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Drawing strong and going for the bullseye Archery

SHIGESADA Chika

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Archery
  • DOB
    1982-11-22
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka
  • Team
    Hayashi Telempu
  • Position/Class
    Women’s Recurve
  • Results
    Latest Triumphs
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia)
     Women’s Recurve (Open): 7th Place / Mixed (Open): 2nd Place
    ・2019
     43rd Nojigiku Cup Archery Tournament
     Women’s Recurve: 2nd Place
    ・2019
     5th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament (Dubai)
     Women’s Recurve (Open): 7th Place / Mixed (Open): 4th Place
    ・2019
     Para Archery European Cup Circuit (Italy)
     Women’s Recurve (Open): 3rd Place / Mixed: 3rd Place
    ・2019
     World Para Archery Championships (Netherlands)
     Women’s Recurve (Open): 9th Place / Mixed (Open): 8th Place
  • Discovered she had a rare disease that would paralyze her legs when she was a second-year in middle school, and developed difficulties walking. Began wheelchair tennis in 2002 and was ranked near the top in Japan, but retreated from competitive play in 2013. Discovered archery two years after her retirement, while looking for an individual sport she could focus on. Was inspired by fellow archer Tomohiro Ueyama’s performance at the Rio Paralympic Games and quickly began to show her potential, earning a No. 1 ranking in Japan within two years of starting the sport. Won a silver medal alongside Ueyama in the mixed event at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games. Qualified to compete in the Tokyo Paralympic Games at the World Archery Para Championships in June 2019.