FUJIMOTO Reo

22 Sep 1983
37
Male
4.5
SHIMADA
 
Japan
HAMBURG
 
Germany

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
WBK Wheelchair Basketball Men 2 Silver Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
COL
Colombia
56
JPN
Japan
63
Finished
Ariake Arena
JPN
Japan
59
KOR
Republic of Korea
52
Finished
Ariake Arena
JPN
Japan
62
CAN
Canada
56
Finished
Ariake Arena
ESP
Spain
79
JPN
Japan
61
Finished
Ariake Arena
TUR
Turkey
55
JPN
Japan
67
Finished
Ariake Arena
JPN
Japan
61
AUS
Australia
55
Finished
Ariake Arena
JPN
Japan
79
GBR
Great Britain
68
Finished
Ariake Arena
USA
United States
64
JPN
Japan
60
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocation
Paralympic Games
7Men2008Beijing, CHN
8Men2004Athens, GRE
9Men2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA
9Men2012London, GBR
World Championships
7Men2006Amsterdam, NED
9Men2018Hamburg, GER
9Men2014Incheon, KOR
10Men2010Birmingham, GBR
Asian Para Games
2Men2018Jakarta, INA
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Athlete
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Social Work Studies - Tohoku Fukushi University, Miyagi, JPN
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Wife Yu
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English, Japanese
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Kazuyuki Kyoya [national], JPN
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Centre (bgbasketshamburg.de, 12 Feb 2020)
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2004 for Japan Against United States of America, Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
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In November 2017 he underwent surgery on his right knee as he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. He required about six months of rehabilitation. (parasapo.tokyo, 17 May 2018; bs4.jp, 12 May 2019)
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He began the sport at age 18 in Sendai, Japan. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
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He had initially played able-bodied football using his prosthetic leg, but he gradually felt unable to reach his potential. His father who coached mini-basketball at primary school suggested he take up sports that he could play with his hands. He was fascinated by wheelchair basketball after watching the national championships. (suntory.co.jp, 30 Aug 2019; 1242.com, 01 Feb 2016)
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To win a gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (bs4.jp, 12 May 2019; parasapo.tokyo, 17 May 2018)
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Canadian wheelchair basketball player Joey Johnson. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
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He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the Emperor's Cup in 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. (sankei.com, 23 May 2019; miyagimax.net, 06 Feb 2020)

He was named an All Star Five Player at the Emperor's Cup in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2015 and 2017. (miyagimax.net, 06 Feb 2020)

General Interest

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency (Athlete, 22 Aug 2012)

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)

Impairment Details
His right leg was amputated below the knee following a traffic accident in grade three of primary school. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016; at-s.com, 20 Nov 2019; bs4.jp, 12 May 2019; sus-athlete.com, 08 Feb 2020)

General
PLAYING IN GERMANY
In September 2014 he joined the BG Baskets Hamburg club in Germany. He has been playing for the team when his Japanese club Miyagi Max's season concluded. "I decided to play in Germany where my teammate Hiroaki Kozai was playing after the team was defeated by the Korean team [in the group stage] at the 2014 World Championship [in Incheon, Republic of Korea]. At that time I thought that my team would win if I became better at playing." (suntory.co.jp, 30 Aug 2019; parasapo.tokyo, 17 May 2018; bs4.jp, 12 May 2019; sportrait-web.com, 27 Jan 2017; 1242.com, 01 Feb 2016)

Legend
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Silver Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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