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KOMIYA Masae
Sport Goalball
NPC Japan   
GenderWomen
Age43
Place of BirthFukuoka, JPN
Height1.67 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Fukuoka, JPN
Occupation
Health Care Professional
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Commercial Science - Kyusyu Sangyo University: Fukuoka, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began at the Fukuoka Visual Impairment Centre in 2001.
Why this sport?
"I was invited to a goalball training session by my PE teacher."
Club / Team
Kyusyu Nadeshiko: Fukuoka, JPN
Name of coach
Kyoichi Ichikawa, JPN, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Ma (Athlete, 01 Apr 2016)
Hobbies
Reading. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016, 01 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Before the finals of the London Paralympic Games when the Japan team sang 'Eikou no Kakehashi', and winning a gold medal at the 2012 Games in London. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016, 01 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Kyoichi Ichikawa, her parents. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016, 01 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Her parents. (Athlete, 01 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you try you can do it; if you don't try, you can't." (Athlete, 01 Apr 2016)
Ambitions
Being someone who can cheer for everybody. (Athlete, 01 Apr 2016)
Impairment
Her vision is affected by pigmentary degeneration of the retina. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 Team  
1 2012 Team  
5 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 Team