2020HEROES

Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes

Shinya YAMAMOTO

Sailing

Image: Photograph of rugby footballer Shinya YAMAMOTO during a match.

Dreams come true when you do not give up

Thank you for your everyday support.
Thanks to your tremendous encouragement, I was able to realize my dream of competing in the Paralympics, and for that my heart is filled with gratitude to you all. Later I competed in the Rio Olympics, but missed my dream of winning a medal.
Although losing a dream I had been pursuing wholeheartedly was a shock, I find a new dream and persevere in following that dream.

PROFILE

Image: Facial photograph of Shinya YAMAMOTO.

Shinya YAMAMOTO

Event:
 Sailing
Date of Birth:
 January 18, 1968
Hometown:
 Gamagori City, Aichi
Height:
 162cm
Occupation:
 Human-centered design specialist, accessibility specialist, UX engineer
My Motto:
 Tackle everything with a positive attitude/achieve work-competition balance

PURPOSE

Goals for this season

Challenge the world with a new generation of sailors with the aim of winning a prize at the World Championships.

RESULTS

Main achievements

2017
2017 Para World Sailing Championships: 21st Place
2015
2015 Para World Sailing Championships: 15th Place (narrowly misses out on qualifying for the Rio Olympics)
2014
Asian Para Games (Incheon): 2nd Place (Silver Medal)
2012
London Paralympics: 14th Place/out of 14 countries