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Japanese Team Roster of 46 for Tokyo Paralympics


Japan will field a team of 20 women and 26 men for track and field competition at the Tokyo Paralympics, spanning most of the Paralympics' duration with a daily schedule from Aug. 27 to Sept. 5. The complete schedule can be found here. Many of Japan's medal chances come in the marathon, including women's T12 world record holder Misato Michishita and veteran Wakako Tsuchiya in the T54 class, and Shinya Wada in the men's T11 class and Tsutomu Nagata in the men's T46 class. A breakdown of who's who on the Japanese team:

Women

100 m
Kaede Maegawa - T63
Momoka Muraoka - T54
Mana Sasaki - T13
Uran Sawada - T12
Chiaki Takada - T11
Saki Takakuwa - T64
Yuka Takamatsu - T38

200 m
Sae Tsuji - T47

400 m
Mana Sasaki - T13
Yuka Takamatsu - T38
Ayumi Takemura - T38
Aimi Toyama - T20
Sae Tsuji - T47

1500 m
Anju Furuya - T20
Sayaka Makita - T20
Moeko Yamamoto - T20

Marathon
Yumiko Fujii - T12
Tsubasa Kina - T54
Misato Michishita - T12
Mihoko Nishijima - T12
Wakako Tsuchida - T54

Long Jump
Kaede Maegawa - T63
Maya Nakanishi - T64
Uran Sawada - T12
Chiaki Takada - T11
Saki Takakuwa - T64
Tomomi Tozawa - T63

Men

100 m
Tomoki Ikoma - T54
Kakeru Ishida - T47
Tomoya Ito - T52
Junta Kosuda - T63
Takeru Matsumoto - T36
Kengo Oshima - T64
Yuki Oya - T52
Atsushi Yamamoto - T63
Yuhei Yasuno - T33

200 m
Kengo Oshima - T64

400 m
Kakeru Ishida - T47
Tomoya Ito - T52
Takeru Matsumoto - T36
Tomoki Sato - T52
Hirokazu Ueyonabaru - T52

800 m
Tomoki Suzuki - T54

1500 m
Daiki Akai - T20
Masayuki Higuchi - T54
Tomoya Ito - T52
Yuki Iwata - T20
Kenya Karasawa - T11
Tomoki Sato - T52
Tomoki Suzuki - T54
Yuji Togawa - T20
Hirokazu Ueyonabaru - T52
Shinya Wada - T11

5000 m
Masayuki Higuchi - T54
Kenya Karasawa - T11
Kozo Kubo - T54
Shinya Wada - T11

Marathon
Tadashi Horikoshi - T12
Yutaka Kumagai - T12
Tsutomu Nagata - T46
Tomoki Suzuki - T54
Shinya Wada - T11

Long Jump
Kanta Kokubo - T20
Junta Kosuda - T63
Atsushi Yamamoto - T63

High Jump
Toru Suzuki - T64

Javelin Throw
Takuya Shiramasa - F46
Akihiro Yamazaki - F46

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