Japan’s Beijing 2022 Paralympic MedalistsSports Society
Japan’s Medalists at the Beijing 2022 Paralympics
■ Gold Muraoka Momoka (Alpine skiing: Women’s giant slalom sitting)
Became Japan’s first athlete to win four Winter Paralympic gold medals with her third gold of the games.
■ Silver Muraoka Momoka (Alpine skiing: Women’s super combined sitting)
Led for the first half, but fell behind in the second half. Her third medal of the games.
■ Gold Kawayoke Taiki (Cross-country skiing: Men’s 20-kilometer standing)
Finished ninth in 2018 at the age of 17, before improving to take gold in 2022.
■ Bronze Morii Taiki (Alpine skiing: Men’s super-G sitting)
The 41-year-old veteran won a second bronze medal.
■ Gold Muraoka Momoka (Alpine skiing: Women’s super-G sitting)
Took her second gold of 2022, and her third Paralympic gold medal overall.
■ Bronze Morii Taiki (Alpine skiing: Men’s downhill sitting)
Finished third, competing in his sixth consecutive Paralympics since Salt Lake City in 2002.
■ Gold Muraoka Momoka (Alpine skiing: Women’s downhill sitting)
Muraoka, who won five medals at the 2018 Paralympics in Pyeongchang, secured her first gold in Beijing on the first day of competition.
(Originally published in Japanese. Banner photo: Alpine skier Muraoka Momoka in action. © Reuters.)