Athletes

PyeongChang gold and silver medalist, racing yet again to the podium Cross-county Skiing

NITTA Yoshihiro

Nickname:

i enjoy

I think it’s natural, when you think of competition, to think of the joy of victory and the regret of loss, but I also enjoy the grandness of the nature, and the difficulties in improving technique and strength.

Strong points

“My classical technique, which gets me a lot of praise overseas too! My climb is smooth and precise, and I use it to get ahead of the others.”

  • Sport
    Cross-county Skiing
  • DOB
    1980-06-08
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Nishiawakura Village, Okayama
  • Team
    Hitachi Solutions
  • Position/Class
    LW8
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games
     Men’s Middle: Gold medal
     Men’s Sprint: Gold medal
    ・Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games
     Men’s Long: 4th Place
    ・PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 10km Classical: Gold medal
     Men’s 1.5km Sprint (Classical): Silver medal
     Mixed 10km Relay (Nitta, Dekijima, Abe, Kawayoke): 4th Place

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2016
     IPC World Cup (Finland)
     Cross-Country Skiing Sprint Classical: 3rd Place
    ・2017
     IPC World Cup (Sapporo)
     Cross-Country Skiing Short: 2nd Place
    ・2017
     World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Germany)
     Cross-Country Skiing Long Classical: 3rd Place
    ・2017
     IPC World Cup (PyeongChang)
     Cross-Country Skiing Middle: 1st Place