Athletes

Japan’s 100m queen, sprinting with a prosthetic leg! Athletics

TAKAKUWA Saki

Nickname:

i enjoy

I’m always working towards a performance that looks cool, that appeals to people, and where my body becomes one with my equipment. The greatest reward I can receive is hearing all those voices cheering for me.

Strong points

“My selling point is how dynamic and powerful my running is. And I use the speed I get from these sprints to go into these really dynamic jumps.”

  • Sport
    Athletics
  • DOB
    1992-05-26
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Kumagaya City, Saitama
  • Team
    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
  • Position/Class
    T64
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・London 2012 Paralympic Games
     Women’s 100m: 7th Place
     Women’s 200m: 7th Place
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     Women’s Long Jump (T44): 5th Place
     Women’s 200m (T44): 7th Place
     Women’s 100m (T44): 8th Place

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2013
     IPC Athletics World Championships (France)
     Women’s 100m: 6th Place
     Women’s 200m: 6th Place
     Women’s Long Jump: 4th Place
    ・2014
     Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games (Korea)
     Women’s 100m: 3rd Place
    ・2015
     IPC Athletics World Championships (Qatar)
     Women’s Long Jump: 3rd Place
    ・2017
     World Para Athletics Championships (U.K.)
     Women’s Long Jump (T44): 5th Place
     Women’s 100m: Eliminated in preliminaries
     Women’s 200m: Eliminated in preliminaries