Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) toady announced that Katsuji Takashima, para-athlete employees from our special subsidiary Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Benefit Inc. (Headquarters in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Director & President Narihiko Uemura), has been selected as members of the Japan national equestrian team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Equestrian games for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are scheduled to be held from Thursday, August 26 to Monday, August 30 at Equestrian Park (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo). Please look forward to seeing the CCBJI Group employee performing brilliantly on the big stage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
CCBJI will continue to create an environment in which the para-athletes can focus on their performance in the national equestrian team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Name: Katsuji Takashima
Home town: Chiba Prefecture
Date of birth: December 2, 1992 (28 years old)
Disability classification: Grade IV
Main results: Winner of The 2020 (4th) All Japan Para Equestrian
Championships Grade IV
Horse's name: Kennedy
Comments: It has not been an easy journey to get here, but I am pleased that my efforts that I have been made since I decided to aim for the world with my favorite horse finally bore fruit. I’d like to enjoy performing with my partner horse here in Tokyo to make para equestrian known to as many people as possible.
Coca-Cola is a Worldwide Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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