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OIWANE Masataka
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthTokyo, JPN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Ryoko, one daughter
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 2001, and took up the sport competitively in 2016.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to get involved in the sport by his employer.
Name of coach
Naoki Wataya [national], JPN; Kenichi Niboshi [national], JPN
General Interest
Hobbies
Golf. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para snowboarder Daichi Oguri. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He has competed in Para golf at national level in Japan. (mercy-support.org, 06 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 22 Jan 2022)
Impairment
His right arm was amputated at the shoulder following a motorbike accident in 1997. (iQUA YouTube channel, 03 Aug 2021; mercy-support.org, 06 Nov 2018)
Other information
SWITCH TO GOLF
He began snowboarding in 2001 but switched to Para golf in 2011. He joined the Japan Para Golf Association in 2015 and took part in national competitions. However, he returned to Para snowboard three years later after discovering that there was a Para snowboard team in Japan. (iQUA YouTube channel, 03 Aug 2021; mercy-support.org, 06 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 55.94
11 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
8 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross Team Event  
4 2021/2022 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired  
4 2021/2022 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
2 2021/2022 Snowboard Cross Team Event  
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2022 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
13 2022 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:14.39