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KODAMA Nao
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthKawagoe, JPN
Height1.71 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kawagoe, JPN
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Biotechnology - Tokyo Denki University: Japan
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2011 at Higashiyamato Skating Centre in Tokyo, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by Takayuki Endo, who won silver in Para ice hockey at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Club / Team
Tokyo Ice Burns: Japan
Name of coach
Kenji Nobuta [national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Japan
General Interest
Nicknames
Nao, Kodama (parasapo.tokyo, 20 Jan 2021)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para ice hockey player Daisuke Uehara. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para ice hockey player Daisuke Uehara. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received a Kawagoe City Sports Award in Japan. (city.kawagoe.saitama.jp, 19 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (parasapo.tokyo, 20 Nov 2021)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated due to bone cancer in his right thigh in grade nine of middle school. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; wam.go.jp, 05 Mar 2018; parasapo.tokyo, 20 Jan 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 Team  
8 2019 Team