Momoka Muraoka, a third-year student at Waseda’s School of Sport Sciences, won Japan’s first gold medal in the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games for the Alpine skiing women’s giant slalom (sitting) event with the total time of 2:26.53 on March 14. This is Muraoka’s fourth medal in the Games, the most number of medals won by a Japanese Alpine skiier in one competition.
From University President Kaoru Kamata
Congratulations on winning the gold mdal in the giant slalom (sitting) event. Also, I would like to send my heartfelt congratulations on consecutive winning medals in four different events. In the Winter Paralympic Games, this is an accomplishment which no other Waseda student has achieved before. I am sincerely happy for you from the bottom of my heart. I am sure that not only Waseda University students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and fans but the entire Japanese nation was moved by your accomplishment and dedication to the sport. We are all very proud of you and look forward to your continued success.