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ICHIKAWA Takahito
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthYorii, 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 got involved in the sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up Para snowboard by a friend. "After six months, I competed at the All Japan championships for the first time and finished fourth. It motivated me again, so I began focusing on the sport competitively."
Name of coach
Kenichi Niboshi [national], JPN; Naoki Wataya [national], JPN
General Interest
Hobbies
Snowboarding. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing third at the 2019/20 World Cup event in Hafjell, Norway. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Japanese snowboarder Kohei Motoki. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I will see how far I can take on a challenge with my prosthetic leg." (Instagram profile, 12 Feb 2022)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Instagram profile, 18 Oct 2021)
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 had fallen 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  
7 2021/2022 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
5 2021/2022 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
2 2021/2022 Snowboard Cross Team Event  
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2022 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
8 2022 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:11.31
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