IKE Yukinobu

21 Jul 1980
41
Male
3.0
KOCHI
 
Japan
KOCHI
 
Japan

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
WRU Wheelchair Rugby Mixed 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Yoyogi National Stadium
JPN
Japan
53
FRA
France
51
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium
JPN
Japan
60
DEN
Denmark
51
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium
AUS
Australia
53
JPN
Japan
57
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium
JPN
Japan
49
GBR
Great Britain
55
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium
AUS
Australia
52
JPN
Japan
60
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:
RankEventYearLocation
Paralympic Games
3Mixed2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA
World Championships
1Mixed2018Sydney, NSW, AUS
4Mixed2014Odense, DEN
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Ike, Yuki (parasapo.tokyo, 26 Nov 2019)
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Two sons
:
English, Japanese
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Asset management [JPN] / Freedom [JPN]
:
Kevin Orr [national], USA
:
He took up the sport in 2012 at the Freedom club in Kochi, Japan. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016; asahi.com, 11 Jan 2016)
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He began paying wheelchair basketball in 2003. However, he was not selected for the national team ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, so he switched to wheelchair rugby. (sponichi.co.jp, 28 Sep 2019; datazoo.jp, 28 Oct 2015)
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To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sponichi.co.jp, 04 Aug 2020)
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Canadian coach Adam Frost. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
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"For me, a tough time is like a phase of growth." (PHP Institute YouTube channel, 28 Nov 2019)
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In 2016 he was given the Ryoma Prize in Kochi, Japan. (kochinews.co.jp, 03 Nov 2016)

In 2016 he was presented with the Kochi Prefecture Sports Special Honorary Award in Japan. (asahi.com, 27 Oct 2016)

In 2016 he received the Tokyo Honorary Award in Japan. (sports-tokyo.info, 12 Oct 2016)

He received the Kochi Sports Excellence Award in 2015. (kochinews.co.jp,07 Mar 2016)

He was named Best Player in the 3.0 category at the 2015 National Championship in Japan. (wakuwaku-works.com, 21 Dec 2015)

General Interest

Classification
3.0 (IWRF, 01 Feb 2020)

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)

Impairment Details
His left leg was amputated after he was involved in a traffic accident at age 19, while his left hand was also seriously injured. Three of his friends died in the incident. (nhk.or.jp, 26 Dec 2019, 07 Oct 2015; Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)

General
OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE
In November 2018 he moved to the United States of America, where he played for the Lakeshore Demolition wheelchair rugby team for about six months. "I wanted to go back to basics and to concentrate on the sport [after winning gold with Japan at the 2018 World Championship in Sydney, NSW, Australia]." (nikkoam.com, 10 Aug 2019; sports.smt.docomo.ne.jp, 28 Jan 2019; parasapo.tokyo, 07 Nov 2018; news.yahoo.co.jp, 25 Oct 2018)

Legend
:
Bronze 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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