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OGURI Daichi
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthNagoya, JPN
Height1.66 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Tomoko, children Noai, Yuto and Rinka
Residence
Nagoya, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in his fifth year of primary school, and took up the sport more seriously at age 20.
Why this sport?
He was a snowboarder before his accident. When he was on his way to hospital following the accident he wondered about whether he would be able to continue the sport, and went on to take up Para snowboard.
Club / Team
Team Positive [JPN] / Sanshin [JPN]:
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Japan
General Interest
Nicknames
Ogurin (parasapo.tokyo, 09 Nov 2018)
Hobbies
Golf. (Athlete, 25 Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Koji Sasaki. (Athlete, 20 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian snowboarder Jasey-Jay Anderson. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Aichi Prefecture Para Sport Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.aichi.jp, 19 Mar 2018)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated above the knee after about two tonnes of iron was accidentally dropped on his leg in a workplace accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018, 25 Apr 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
9 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:28.89
5 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 56.91
6 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
  2018/2019 Snowboard Cross Team Event  DNF
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
6 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 58.47
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
5 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
7 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:14.65
4 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:26.43