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Wheelchair rugby athlete (Class 3.0)

Daisuke Ikezaki is an employee of Mitsubishi Corporation.

Hometown: Hakodate City, Hokkaido

Date of Birth: January 23, 1978

  • 2009Joins the Hokkaido Big Dippers
  • 2010Selected for the Japanese national team
    Competes at the IWRF World Championships in Canada (Japanese national team places 3rd)
    Wins award for best 3.0 class player
  • 2011Competes at the IWRF Asia-Oceania Championships in South Korea (Japanese national team comes in 2nd place)
    Wins award for best 3.0 class player
  • 2012Competes at the Paralympics in London (Japanese national team places 4th)
  • 2014Competes at the IWRF World Championships in Denmark (Japanese national team places 4th)
  • 2015Competes at the Mitsubishi Corporation IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship 2015 (Japanese national team wins)
    Wins award for best 3.0 class player and the MVP award
  • 2016Competes at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro (Japanese national team wins the bronze medal)
  • 2017Competes at the Tri Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational in the USA (Japanese national team wins)
    Competes at the IWRF Asia-Oceania Championships in New Zealand (Japanese national team comes in 2nd place)
  • 2018Competes in the IWRF World Championships in Australia (Japanese national team wins)
    Wins the MVP award
  • 2019Competes at the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2019 in Japan (Japanese national team comes in 3rd place)

Daisuke Ikezaki

Switched from wheelchair basketball to wheelchair rugby in 2008. Selected to represent the Japanese national team in April 2010. Already heavily medaled in international tournaments, he was the ace player that led the Japan team to capture bronze at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and is a driving force behind the team's win at the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship. He was named MVP for the championship.

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