Yuki Naoi

Yuki Naoi (直井 由紀, Naoi Yuki, born 17 March 1963[2]) is a Japanese retired goalball player. She won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Paralympics with the Japanese team[3] which also included her twin sister Yuka Naoi.[4]

Yuki Naoi
Personal information
Born (1963-03-17) March 17, 1963 (age 58)
Maebashi,[1] Gunma, Japan
Sport
SportWomen's goalball
DisabilityRetinitis pigmentosa
Disability classB2[1]

Like Yuka, she has retinitis pigmentosa. She developed symptoms when she was in junior high, before her sister.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Athens2004 Athletes" (PDF). Japanese Para-Sports Association (in Japanese). Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Naoi Yuki". 2008 Summer Paralympics. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Yuki Naoi". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  4. ^ "挑戦!アテネパラリンピック-ゴールボール選手 直井由香(なおいゆか)さん". Normalization (in Japanese). 24 (276). July 2004. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  5. ^ "視覚障害ある双子・直井さん、パラリンピック出場". Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). 8 June 2004. Archived from the original on 12 October 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2020.