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WATANABE Sotaro
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age41
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Residence
Japan
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try the sport by a friend, even though he was initially reluctant because of his prosthetic leg.
General Interest
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at national level in Japan. (town.toin.lg.jp, 15 Jan 2015; asahi.com, 15 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (nhk.or.jp, 20 Apr 2015)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee after he was involved in a car accident at age 20. (nhk.or.jp, 20 Apr 2015, 13 Apr 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.