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SHIBA Taimei
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age50
Place of BirthSayama, JPN
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Keiko, daughter Riho
Residence
Hachioji, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - Kogakuin University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 1997.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try the sport by a Para ice hockey player at a sports centre for people with an impairment. He enjoyed how energetic the sport was to play.
Club / Team
Tokyo Ice Burns: Japan
Name of coach
Kenji Nobuta [national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring at the 2000 World Championships in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para ice hockey player Billy Bridges. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Impairment
Both of his legs were amputated after he fell from the top of a tram. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; blog.isao-matsuzaki.net, 26 Feb 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked in the design department at Hino Motors in Japan. (hino.co.jp, 09 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2002 Team  
5 2006 Team  
8 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
4 2000 Team  
6 2004 Team  
7 2012 Team  
8 2015 Team  
8 2019 Team