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Student and alumni athletes shine at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games came to a close last week, September 5. This is the second time Tokyo has held the Summer Paralympic Games, being the first city to host the Paralympics more than once.

One current student and four alumni competed in the Games, winning a gold medal, two silver, and two bronze.

With the closing of the Paralympic Games, the 2020 Tokyo Games have officially come to an end. We are so thankful for all the support given to our incredible athletes, and hope that you continue to cheer them on during their future endeavors.

Here are the achievements of our student and alumni athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Schedule 

August 24, 2021 – September 5, 2021

Athletics 

MURAOKA Momoka 

Graduated from the School of Sport Sciences in 2019 
Doctoral student, Graduate School of Sport Sciences 
Former member of Skiing Club 

Women’s 100m – T54 6th 16.71 

Women’s 100m – T54, MURAOKA Momoka 

Swimming 

SUZUKI Takayuki 

Graduated from the School of Education in 2009 
Former member of Swimming Club 

🥉 Men’s 50m Breaststroke – SB3 3rd Bronze Medal 49.32 
🥇 Men’s 100m Freestyle – S4 1st Gold Medal 1:21.58 
🥉 Men’s 150m Individual Medley – SM4 3rd Bronze Medal 2:40.53 
🥈 Men’s 200m Freestyle – S4 2nd Silver Medal 2:55.15 
🥈Men’s 50m Freestyle – S4 2nd Silver Medal 37.70 

Men’s 100m Freestyle – S4 1st Gold Medal 1:21.58, SUZUKI Takayuki 

Table Tennis 

IWABUCHI Koyo 

Graduated from the School of Education in 2017 
Former member of Table Tennis Club 

Standard Bearer for the Opening and Closing ceremony 

Men’s Singles – Class 9 Heat-Group D 3rd

Men’s Singles – Class 9 Group D, IWABUCHI Koyo 

Triathlon 

TANI Mami 

Graduated from the School of Commerce in 2004 
Graduated from the Graduate School of Sport Sciences in 2012 
Former member of Cheerleading Club 

Standard Bearer for the Opening ceremony 

Women’s PTS5  10th  1:22:23   

Women’s PTS5, TANI Mami 

KIMURA Junpei 

Graduated from the School of Education in 2007 
Graduated from the Graduate School of Sport Sciences in 2018 
Former member of Swimming Club 

Men’s PTWC 6th 1:04:50 

 PTWC, KIMURA Junpei 

Photo Credit: Kyodo News 

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