2020HEROES

Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes

Yuma YAMAZAKI

Para Badminton

Image: Photograph of rugby footballer Yuma YAMAZAKI during a match.

Aim to be the first gold medalist at my first Paralympics!

Thank you for your constant support.
I intend to advance step-by-step so that I can try for a gold medal at my first Paralympics.

PROFILE

Image: Facial photograph of Yuma YAMAZAKI.

Yuma YAMAZAKI

Event:
 Para Badminton (WH 2 Class)
Date of Birth:
 April 8, 1988
Hometown:
 Tokyo
Height:
 160cm
My Favorites:
 Drinking delicious liqueur,
the color pink

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.

PURPOSE

Goals for this season

While building a body that is resistant to injury, I aim to win medals in the singles and mixed doubles events at the Asian Para Games.

RESULTS

Main achievements

2018
Turkey International Singles/Mixed Doubles: Winner; Women's Doubles: 3rd Place
2018
Spanish International Singles/Mixed Doubles: Winner; Women's Doubles: Runner-up
2017
Japan International Championships Singles: Winner; Women's Doubles: 3rd Place
2017
World Championships Women's Doubles: 3rd Place