Wife of Deaflympian wins 8th place with Japanese record

September 17, 2016
Chiaki checks the starting line with her guide.

A Japanese Paralympian Takada Chiaki, 31, who is visually impaired, competed for a female long jump (T11) final game on September 16, and was placed 8th, renewing a Japanese record with 4m 45cm.

Her husband Takada Yuji is on the Japanese Track and Field Team. They both have encouraged each other as an athlete married couple.

Yuji was planning to come to support his wife Chiaki at the Paralympics, but airplane trouble continues and was stalled at New York. He had to see her game on TV at the airport.

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