Sho Watanabe

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Sho Watanabe
2017 London Marathon - Sho Watanabe (cropped).jpg
Watanabe at the 2017 London Marathon
Personal information
Native name渡辺翔
Born Fukuoka, Japan
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Medal record
Marathon
World Marathon Majors
Representing Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2017 Tokyo Marathon
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2017 New York Marathon
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2020 Tokyo Marathon

Sho Watanabe (Japanese : 渡辺翔) is a Japanese wheelchair racer, who won the 2017 Tokyo Marathon, came second at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon, and came third at the 2017 New York City Marathon.

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Personal life

Watanabe is from Fukuoka, Japan. [1]

Career

Watanabe came second in the 10,000 metres T54 race at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships. [2] Watanabe won the 2017 Tokyo Marathon, [3] beating race favourite Marcel Hug. [1] In the same year, Watanabe finished third at the 2017 New York City Marathon. [1] At the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, Watanabe, Tomoki Suzuki, Yuki Nishi, and Hitoshi Matsunaga won the 4 × 400 metres relay T53/T54 race, by virtue of being the only finishers. [4]

He finished second at the 2019 Singapore Marathon behind countryman Kota Hokonuie. [5] Watanabe came second at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon behind fellow Japanese competitor Tomoki Suzuki. [6] At the 2020 London Marathon, Watanabe was involved in a six-person sprint finish for the victory, and finished fourth. [7] Watanabe finished in 1:36:08, exactly the same time as Marcel Hug who finished third. [8] The next year, he finished seventh at the 2021 London Marathon. [9]

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References

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