Kozo Kubo won the men's 5000-meter wheelchair class at the "Japan Paralympics", where top track and field athletes aiming for the Tokyo Paralympics gathered, with a good time of 10 minutes 25 seconds 27 seconds, and advanced toward the national team appointment.
Kubo is 39 years old from Bihoro, Hokkaido.
When he was in the third year of high school, he started parasports due to a traffic accident and won the bronze medal of the Sochi Paralympics in winter at Biathlon, which combines cross-country skiing and shooting.
Following the previous Rio de Janeiro Games, Kubo, who is aiming to participate in the Summer Paralympics, will participate in the men's 5000-meter wheelchair class at the "Japan Para Tournament," one of the highest para-athletics tournaments held in Takamatsu City. did.
At the beginning of the race, the players will change the lead in order to avoid the wind.
Kubo, who formed a top group with the other two from the middle stage, spurted at the last 100 meters and shook off the second-placed player by a narrow margin of 0.41 to win the championship.
The record was a good time of 10 minutes 25 seconds 27, which was equivalent to the 1st place of the world championship held in the Middle East and Dubai, and advanced toward the Tokyo Paralympic Games representative appointment.