Athletes

A track and marathon double threat Athletics

SUZUKI Tomoki

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Athletics
  • DOB
    1994-06-14
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Tateyama City, Chiba
  • Team
    Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Position/Class
    T54
  • Results
    ・2017
     World Para Athletics Championships (U.K.) - 800m (T54): 5th Place / 1,500m (T54): 7th Place
    ・2018
     Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesia) - 400m (T54): 7th Place / 800m (T54): Did not finish / 4x100m Universal Relay: Silver medal
    ・2018
     38th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon - T34/53/54: 2nd Place
    ・2019
     World Para Athletics Grand Prix Dubai 2019 (Dubai) - 400m (T54): 2nd Place
    ・2019
     2019 WPA Marathon Championships (U.K.) - T54: 3rd Place
    ・2019
     JAAF Athletics Championships - 1,500m (T54): 3rd Place
  • Was involved in an accident at eight months old that injured his spinal cord. Started wheelchair athletics at his parents’ recommendation. Joined the wheelchair athletics club Yokohama La Strada Jr., then began training more seriously in athletics after entering middle school. Trained with the aim of competing in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and showed significant potential in races in Japan, but was unable to qualify for the Rio Paralympic Games. He worked on his sprint—his strength—and began ranking near the top in international tournaments as well. Though he mainly specializes in mid- to long-distance track events, he also competes in wheelchair marathons, coming in third in the wheelchair category of the 2019 World Para Athletics Marathon Championships held in April 2019 in London, and thus becoming the first person to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympic Games in Japanese athletics. His motto is, “Your future is something you create for yourself.”