Athletes

Gunning for her third gold medal in as many Paralympic sports Triathlon

TSUCHIDA Wakako

Nickname:Wako

i enjoy

i enjoy for me is working towards results, so that I can laugh from the bottom of my heart!

Strong points

“Watch for how fast I can go on the wheelchair, how powerful it is when a body becomes one with the sports wheelchair!”

  • Sport
    Triathlon
  • DOB
    1974-10-05
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Kiyose City, Tokyo
  • Team
    Yachiyo Industry
  • Position/Class
    PTWC
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    Ice Sledge Speed Racing
    ・Nagano 1998 Paralympic Games
     (LW11)
     Women’s 1,000m: Gold medal *New Paralympic Games record
     Women’s 1,500m: Gold medal *New world record
     Women’s 100m: Silver medal *New Paralympic Games record
     Women’s 500m: Silver medal *New Paralympic Games record
    Athletics
    ・Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
     Women’s Marathon: Bronze medal
     Women’s 5,000m: 4th Place
     Women’s 1,500m: 6th Place
     Women’s 800m: Did not finish
    ・Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
     Women’s 5,000m (T53-54): Gold medal *New Paralympic Games record
     Women’s Marathon (T53-54): Silver medal
    ・Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
     Women’s 5,000m: Withdrew
     Women’s Marathon: Withdrew
    ・London 2012 Paralympic Games
     Women’s Marathon: 5th Place
     Women’s 5,000m: 6th Place
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     Women’s Marathon: 4th Place

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2013
     Oita International Wheelchair Marathon
     Women’s (T34 | T53-54): 2nd Place (1:38:07) *New world record
    ・2017
     ASTC Paratriathlon Asian Championships (Philippines)
     1st Place
    ・2017
     ITU World Paratriathlon Series (Yokohama)
     1st Place
    ・2018
     ITU Elite Paratriathlon World Championships (Australia)
     2nd Place
    ・2019
     ITU World Paratriathlon Series Grand Final (Switzerland)
     11th Place

    Interview
    I just keep pushing myself to reach my goal.