Kazu Hatanaka

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Kazu Hatanaka
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  Japan
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Marathon - T54
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta 10000 metres - T52-53
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Marathon - T52-53
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Marathon - T54
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta 5000 metres - T52-53

Kazu Hatanaka (畑中 和 Hatanaka Kazu?) is a paralympic athlete from Japan competing mainly in category T54 wheelchair racing events.

Kazu competed in the 400m, 800m and marathon at the 1992 Summer Paralympics without any medal success. But in 1996 she won a bronze medal in the 5000m and a silver in the 10000m and marathon as well as competing in the 400m and 800m. The 2000 Summer Paralympics would see her repeat that silver in the marathon while also competing in the 5000m. Doing the same two events in the 2008 Summer Paralympics led to Kazu's first gold medal in the marathon. [1]