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OKAMOTO Keiji
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthKobe, JPN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Sumiko, two children
Residence
Kobe, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Manager
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 2002.
Why this sport?
He was a professional able-bodied snowboarder, so he took up the sport again following his accident in 2015.
Club / Team
Sideway [JPN] / HYWOD [JPN]:
Name of coach
Kenichi Niboshi [national], JPN
General Interest
Impairment
He fractured his third lumbar vertebra in a snowboarding accident in 2015. The injury resulted in paraplegia. (Twitter profile, 31 Dec 2018; keijiokamoto.com, 19 Dec 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is the founder of HYWOD, a snowboard team in Japan that has organised national competitions and been involved in snowboard park construction. HYWOD also owns Osaka King, a snowboard facility where Okamoto works as manager. (Facebook profile, 31 Dec 2018; keijiokamoto.com, 19 Dec 2018)

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