Running Clinic 2017 (Sports prosthetics experience workshop for amputees)
- Time Period
- 27-29 Oct. 2017
- Sport/Programme Category
- Track and field/Sports for the disabled/Workshops
- Ottobock Japan Co., Ltd.
Japan Para Athletics (JPA)
The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center
Embassy of Germany
German Chamber of Commerce in Japan
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 11 people
This was the third “running clinic” we held for many amputees to experience the joy of running.
The clinic was held at Urayasu campus of Meikai University over the period of 3 days starting 27 Oct.
2017. As was the case for the last clinic, we had two Paralympic medalist, Heinrich Popow and Atsushi Yamamoto. They taught 9 above-knee amputees and 1 below-knee.
Participants age ranged from teen to 50s and their sports prosthetic experiences too varied from a total novice to someone who’s participating in races.
While it was a fun event with everyone helping each other out, the training was very professional with the golden pair of medalists Popow and Yamamoto enthusiastically coaching all the participants.