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IWAMOTO Keigo
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para snowboard
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthHida, JPN
Height1.64 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW3
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sapporo, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age seven at his primary school in Gifu, Japan.
Why this sport?
He lived in an area with heavy snowfall so skiing was popular. One of his teachers suggested the sport to him and he tried it during a physical education class.
Club / Team
Tsuchiya Holdings: Japan
Name of coach
Kazutoshi Nagahama [national], JPN
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Canada
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 23 Feb 2022)
Most influential person in career
The school teacher who encouraged him to try the sport. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be positive about everything." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received an Excellence Award from the Gifu Sports Association in Japan. (gifu-taikyo.jp, 02 Apr 2015)

In 2013 he received an Achievement Award from the Gifu Prefecture Para Sports Association in Japan. (pref.gifu.lg.jp, 19 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To achieve a top-eight finish at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (hokuyobank.co.jp, 22 Feb 2022)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
32 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 5:35.89
33 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 34:52.9
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 4:50.07
18 2018 10km Classic Style - Standing 32:26.4
13 2022 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:15:33.4
Qualification 2022 Sprint Freestyle - Standing 3:43.5
15 2022 12.5km Freestyle - Standing 47:29.1
7 2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 31:17.7
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
16 2014/2015 20km - Standing 57:09.8
20 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
20 2014/2015 10km - Standing 33:43.1
18 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
15 2016/2017 20km - Standing 1:12:51.9
19 2016/2017 10km - Standing 27:17.3
14 2018/2019 Sprint Freestyle - Standing  
12 2018/2019 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:18:38.1