Akihito Motohashi

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Akihito Motohashi
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Competitor for  Japan
Paralympic Games
Bronze 1992 Barcelona High Jump - B2

Akihito Motohashi (本橋 昭人 Motohashi Akihito?) is a Japanese former paralympic athlete and cyclist.

Sporting career[edit]

At the age of 21, Motohashi was diagnosed as having atrophy of the optic nerve.[1]

He has subsequently competed at three paralympics in two different sports. He first competed in the 1992 Summer Paralympics, where he ran in the marathon, finishing in 6th place,[2] and won a bronze medal in the high jump. In the 1996 Summer Paralympics, Motohashi competed in the marathon only. In the 2000 Summer Paralympics, he moved over to cycling, but failed to win any medals despite competing in four different events.[3]

Teaching career[edit]

From 1996, Motohashi worked as an assistant teacher at the Yamagata School for the Blind (ja).[4] From 2003, he became a psychotherapy instructor, teaching techniques such as acupuncture and massage.[1][4][5]

Arrest for assault[edit]

In the early hours of 15 April 2008, Motohashi was arrested for assault after punching a restaurant worker in the face in Yamagata while under the influence of alcohol.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "「希望の存在だったのに」 山形盲学校教諭逮捕" [Yamagata Blind School teacher arrested]. 47 News (in Japanese). Japan: Press Net Japan Co., Ltd. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "日本盲人マラソン協会の歩み" [Japan Blind Marathon Association history] (in Japanese). Japan: Japan Blind Marathon Association. 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Akihito Motohashi's profile on paralympic.org
  4. ^ a b "盲学校教諭を逮捕 飲食店で暴行容疑 山形署" [Blind School teacher arrested on suspicion of assaulting restaurant worker]. 47 News (in Japanese). Japan: Press Net Japan Co., Ltd. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "山形盲学校教諭を逮捕 酔って店員に暴行容疑" [Yamagata Blind School teacher arrested on suspicion of assaulting restaurant worker while drunk]. 47 News (in Japanese). Japan: Press Net Japan Co., Ltd. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2012.