Athletes

Tokyo Paralympic Games at 60 years old Archery

NAKA Yoshitsugu

Nickname:

i enjoy

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  • Sport
    Archery
  • DOB
    1960-07-13
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Yamatotakada City, Nara
  • Team
    Japan Archery Federation for the Disabled
  • Position/Class
    W1 / Men’s
  • Results
    ・2017
     Beijing 2017 World Para Archery Championships (China)
     Mixed (W1): 3rd Place
    ・2018
     4th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament (Dubai)
     Mixed (W1): 2nd Place
    ・2018
     4th JPAF Cup (Japan Archery Meet)
     Mixed (W1/Open): 3rd Place
    ・2019
     43rd Nojigiku Cup Archery Tournament
     Men’s (W1): 1st Place
    ・2019
     5th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament (Dubai)
     Men’s (W1): 6th Place / Mixed (W1): 2nd Place
    ・2019
     World Para Archery Championships (Netherlands)
     Men’s (W1): 11th Place / Mixed (W1): 3rd Place
  • Developed the incurable condition, AAA Syndrome, which is caused by unknown factors and which weakens muscle strength in the entire body, at the age of 31. The condition left him with dysfunction in both arms and legs, and led to the start of his life in a wheelchair. Began archery at 46 years old. Was unsure about competitive play due to his age, but found himself attracted to the sport, which allowed him to compete at the same level as able-bodied athletes. Trained, and competed for the first time in the world championships in 2007. Since, he has ranked near the top in both domestic and international tournaments, and in the world championships in June 2019, he qualified for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. However, he passed away on February 7, 2021 at the age of 62. (Last Updated: February, 2021)