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TABUCHI Shinji
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age40
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Kota [2019]
Residence
Toyooka, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
"There were not many things to do in the countryside."
Name of coach
Naoki Wataya [national], JPN; Kenichi Niboshi [national], JPN
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching anime, reading manga. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para snowboarder Keiji Okamoto. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Japanese Para snowboarder Keiji Okamoto. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You should try it, even if you are not good at it." (Instagram profile, 22 Sep 2021; Facebook profile, 06 Feb 2022)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the Sports Achievement Award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. (Instagram profile, 23 Jul 2019)

He was presented with the Rookie Award at the 2019 Japan Para Sports Awards. (yomiuri.co.jp, 06 Dec 2019)

In 2019 he received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (hyogo-c.ed.jp, 06 Feb 2020)
Other sports
He competed in able-bodied trampolining prior to his accident. (bs4.jp, 17 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (city.toyooka.lg.jp, 08 Apr 2020)
Impairment
He fractured both femur bones in 2008, which resulted in paralysis in his right lower leg. (Banshu Technical Facebook page, 04 Nov 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
14 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:13.94
3 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 51.16
9 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
  2018/2019 Snowboard Cross Team Event  DNF
9 2021/2022 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
18 2021/2022 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2022 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
18 2022 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:14.57