Morisawa Co-sponsored the 41st Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, and Tomoki Sato, who belongs to Morisawa, also participated in the same event.
Morisawa Co., Ltd. will sponsor the 41st Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, which will be held in Oita City on Sunday, November 20, 2022, as an official partner.
Tomoki Sato, participating in the 40th Memorial Oita International Wheelchair Marathon (Image provided by: Oita International Wheelchair Marathon Secretariat)
The Oita International Wheelchair Marathon was launched in
commemoration of the 1981 International Year of Persons with Disabilities, when Dr. Yutaka Nakamura, who is known as the father of Japanese parasports, proposed “the world’s first international wheelchair-only marathon.” It is a historic marathon event that started at
In the days when our founder, Nobuo Morisawa, was manufacturing phototypesetters, Morisawa developed machines that were easy to operate according to the characteristics of their disabilities so that people with disabilities could participate in society as a
phototypesetter. I was working on improvements etc. Since then, in the font business, we have been striving to research and develop universal design (UD) fonts for people with disabilities such as low vision. As of 2022, we continue to work toward the realization of an inclusive society while changing the form of support, such as supporting para sports organizations and para athletics athlete Tomonori Sato. Through our sponsorship of the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, we will work to further promote the spread of parasports.
In addition, Morisawa’s para-athlete Tomonori Sato (a double crown winner in the 400m and 1500m in the men’s para-athletics [T52 class] at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games) will be participating in the 42.195km marathon event. increase. Tomoki Sato participated in last year’s 40th Anniversary Marathon as an invited runner and set a new half marathon world record. As a result of his achievements, he received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Commendation for Distinguished Service to Sports from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology this year.
Morisawa will support the success of the 41st Oita International Wheelchair Marathon and the success of Tomoki Sato.
Name: The 41st Oita International Wheelchair Marathon
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Marathon starts at 10:00
Half marathon starts at 10:03
Tomoki Sato Participating event and course: Marathon (42.195km) Oita City (International Association of Athletics Federations / Japan Association of Athletics Federations official course)
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Tomoki Sato profile
Born in 1989. Born in Fujieda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, lives in Okayama City. Sports (Impairment class): Athletics (T52), Cycling (H2)
Hobbies: Go, watching movies, traveling, playing games
Motto: “Dreams come true”
-Main battle history-
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 400m/1500m gold medal
Japan Para Athletics Championships 400m/1500m Champion
31st Japan Para Athletics Championships 400m/1500m Champion
World Para Athletics Championships (Dubai) 400m/1500m Champion Canberra International Track Meet (Australia) 800m/5000m World record update/Japan record update
Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games 400m/800m Champion
Kanto Para Athletics Championships 400m/1500m, 1st Place, New World Record 2017
World Para Athletics Championships (London) 400m/1500m Champion 2016
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games 400m/1500m silver medal
* From 2022, we will also challenge the track and field 100m and cycling competition
● Inquiries regarding this matter
Morisawa Co., Ltd. Tokyo Headquarters President’s Office
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