Kin Town resident to take part in Asian Youth Para Games

Kin Town resident to take part in Asian Youth Para Games

Keisuke Shiroma (front row) who will take part in Asian Youth Para Games Malaysia 2013. At the Kin Town Office on October 2.

October 6, 2013 Masatoshi Itokazu, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Ginoza High School student Keisuke Shiroma told the town mayor on October 2 that he will represent Japan in the Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Malaysia from October 26.

Shiroma has won five consecutive titles in the Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon and has also taken part in the Oita Wheelchair Marathon and the Japan Athletic Championships for the Disabled.

In the games in Malaysia, Shiroma will compete in the 100, 200, 400 and 800-meter races.

Town mayor Takaeshi Gibu encouraged Shiroma, saying, “I congratulate you on taking part in the games. I would like you to approach them as you have previous events. Everyone here in our town will support you.”

Shiroma said, “I am good at the 800-meter race. I will do my best to win. I am glad that people will be supporting me.”

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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