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ICHIKAWA Takahito
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthSaitama, JPN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Fukaya, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2014.
Club / Team
Elematec Corporation: Japan
Name of coach
Kenichi Niboshi [national], JPN
General Interest
Hobbies
Bouldering. (teampositive.biz, 24 Apr 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Trying is better than not trying at all." (Instagram profile, 27 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (parasapo.tokyo, 22 Feb 2019)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee in 2013 following a car accident. He was a passenger in a car driven by a co-worker, who fell asleep at the wheel. (teampositive.biz, 24 Apr 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
16 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:16.93
5 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 51.64
5 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
8 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross Team Event  
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
12 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
10 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired