Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes


Para Badminton

Image: Photograph of para-badminton player Sarina SATOMI in action.

Attending Paralympic games for the first time!
Win a gold medal with a smile!

Thank you for all your kind support every day.
I wish to repay the generosity of everyone who has been supporting me and cheering me on by competing in the Paralympics.


Image: Facial photograph of Sarina SATOMI.


 Para-Badminton (WH1 Class)
Date of Birth:
 April 9, 1998
 Chiba Prefecture
My Favorites:
 chikuwa (tube-shaped fish cake)

I began playing badminton when I was in 2nd Grade of elementary school. After an accident in high school I became wheelchair-bound and could no longer compete, but after seeing para badminton at the National Sports Festival of Japan in Tokyo, my mind was made up. While raising two sons, I am training towards the Paralympics.


Goals for this season

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Singles/Doubles: Winner


Main achievements

  • 2020 the 6th Japan Para-Badminton Championship Singles: Winner
  • 2019 the 5th Japan Para-Badminton Championship Singles/Women's Doubles: Winner
  • 2019 Japan Para-Badminton International Singles: 3rd Place/Women's Doubles: Winner
  • 2019 World Championships Singles: Winner/Women's Doubles: 3rd Place
  • 2019 Irish Para-Badminton International Singles/Women's Doubles: Winner
  • 2019 Canada Para-Badminton International Singles: 3rd Place/Women's Doubles: Winner
  • 2019 Turkey International Women's Doubles: 3rd Place
  • 2019 Fazza-Dubai Para-Badminton International Women's Doubles: Winner