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MARUO Tomohiko
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age54
Height1.70 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kobe, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Commerce - Aichi Gakuin University: Japan
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first participated in the sport in 2009 in Okaya, Japan.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport and liked it immediately.
Club / Team
Nagano Thunderbirds: Okaya, JPN
Name of coach
Kojin Nakakita [club, national], JPN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Vancouver, BC, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames
Maru (Athlete, 28 Dec 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 28 Dec 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Kojin Nakakita. (Athlete, 28 Dec 2012)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian ice sledge hockey player Rolf Einar Pedersen. (Athlete, 28 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Kobe City Sports Special Citation award in 2010. (city.kobe.lg.jp, 26 Mar 2010)
Other sports
He competed nationally in wheelchair basketball until he retired from the sport after graduating from university. (city.kobe.lg.jp, 26 Mar 2010; athleteyell.jp, 14 Feb 2012)
Impairment
He had his left leg amputated above the knee after a traffic accident at age 18. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010; athleteyell.jp/maruo_tomohiko, 14 Feb 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 Team  
8 2015 Team