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- 1998 During a business trip, he fell down and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. During his first treatment, he placed the order for a racing wheelchair by mistake. This mistake triggered him to start competing.
- 2002 He founded a non-profit organization, "Gold Athlete" to support athletes of disabled sports.
- 2004 Attended the 2004 Summer Paralympics, in Athens
- 2005 Became a professional athlete. He was enlisted to the Hall of Fame at The Museum of Marathon in Greece. He was the first Paralympic athlete to be enlisted.
- 2008 won two gold medals at 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. He also marked the world record at Men's T52 800m round 1.
- Kondo, Mikio (2008-09-13). "Shisso 'Ikiru Jikkan', Rikujo Danshi 400m Shinkiroku 'Kin' no Ito Tomoya". Yomiuri Shimbun.
- Mie TV "Tottemo Waku-doki" on 6, October, 2008
- Cable Net Suzuka "Ito Tomoya Beijing Paralympic Special Program" in Oct 2008
- 400m T52 57.25 Japan National Record
- 800m T52 1:52.31 World Record
- Marathon T52 1:52:36
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