Japan Names Two Individuals for the 2024 Paralympics

Sat, 06/29/2024 - 08:33
Soshi Yoshigoe on Javyro at the 2024 CPEDI Hagen :: Photo © Astrid Appels

The Japanese equestrian federation has selected the two individuals that will represent Japan at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.

NHK News disclosed the names of the two selected riders: Sho Inaba and Soshi Yoshigoe.

The 23-year old Yoshigoe and the 29-year old Inaba from Yokohama City will be riding their second, consecutive Paralympics 

Inaba is from Yokohama City and has congenital cerebral palsy in both legs. He competes in Grade II with the Dutch leased horsecMagnar NL (by Zonik x Florencio) and Narita Riding Club's Huzette BH (by Jazz x OO Seven)

Yoshigoe is from Meguro Ward, Tokyo, and has cerebral palsy. He also competes in Grade II with the Dutch co-owned gelding Javyro (by Zack x Jazz).

Inaba told NHK News, "I feel relieved to have been selected. I want to perform to my best in Paris." Yoshigoe commented, "I would like to thank my horse and my team. I will do my best in Paris to give a performance that everyone can enjoy and win a medal."

Photo © Astrid Appels

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