山脇 康

At the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Annual General Meeting in Bahrain, I was honored to be presented with the Paralympic Order by President Andrew Parsons as one of the 2021 recipients.

I believe that this honor should be shared by all those involved in the Paralympic Movement to promote Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in society through para sports so that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their abilities in their own rights.

I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has worked hard to promote the Paralympic Movement and those who have made tremendous efforts to make the Tokyo 2020 Games possible in such an unprecedented environment, as well as to the National Paralympic Sports Federations, dedicated volunteers and supporters, and especially to the para athletes who continue to inspire us with their courage, determination and equity.
Driven by this recognition, I’ll renew my commitment to creating a D&I society and developing para sport more actively than ever, hopefully with the continued support of all of you.

Yasushi Yamawaki
Chairman, The Nippon Foundation Parasports Support Center

Paralympic Order awarded to four trailblazers of the Paralympic Movement(2021.12.10 IPCニュース)

IPC award Paralympic Order to three individuals(2023.9.28 IPCニュース)