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SUDO Satoru
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age51
Place of BirthTomakomai, JPN
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nakashibetsu, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 1997 in Tomakomai, Japan.
Why this sport?
A year before the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano, he saw an article about the sport in local newspapers and this sparked his interest.
Club / Team
Hokkaido Bears: Japan
Name of coach
Kenji Nobuta [national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
General Interest
Nicknames
Sudosan (parasapo.tokyo, 20 Oct 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Nakashibetsu Town Honorary Award in Japan. (plaza.rakuten.co.jp, 30 Mar 2018)

He was named Best Defender at the 2013 World Championships B-Pool in Nagano, Japan. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2013)

In 2010 he was given a Special Award by the Tomakomai Amateur Sports Association in Japan. (tomamin.co.jp, 03 Jun 2010)

He was presented with the Hokkaido Prefecture Honorary Prize in 2010, in recognition of winning a silver medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (pref.hokkaido.lg.jp, 26 Apr 2010)
Impairment
Both of his legs were amputated below the knee in 1992 after there was an elevator accident where he worked. He was hospitalised for two years. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; tomamin.co.jp, 23 Mar 2010; hokkaido-np.co.jp, 07 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2002 Team  
5 2006 Team  
2 2010 Team  
8 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
4 2000 Team  
6 2004 Team  
4 2008 Team  
4 2008/2009 Team  
7 2012 Team  
8 2015 Team  
8 2019 Team