Team USA, Team Toyota’s Oksana Masters Earns Third Straight Medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

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At 32 years old, Team Toyota’s Oksana Masters earned her 13th Paralympic medal, taking second place in the women’s sitting biathlon middle-distance (10km) event on Tuesday at the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.


“I’m excited with a silver medal,” said Masters to U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing. “This is my second biathlon medal in the Paralympic Games. This is my second consecutive biathlon medal that I’d shot clean for, which I don’t normally do. I’m so proud of myself. I was doubting myself coming in here and I think now what I can do is have confidence knowing I have put the work into it and I can do it. And try to make it a little faster so I’m not just giving away time in the race trying to get that shot.”


Masters scored her third medal of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, including her second consecutive biathlon medal of the Games, finishing runner-up with a time of 33:21.0 and zero shooting penalties across all four shooting passes. Masters has now earned 13 career Paralympic medals, including five Paralympic gold medals.


Inclusive of summer and winter, Beijing 2022 is Masters’ sixth consecutive Games and she has won a Paralympic medal in all four of her sports – rowing, cross-country skiing, biathlon and cycling. The Louisville, Kentucky, native entered the Games as the most decorated athlete on the 2022 U.S. Paralympic Team roster and is one of four Global Team Toyota Athletes featured in the newest multi-episode video series from Olympic Channel and Toyota titled “From the Start.”


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About Toyota


Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our more than 1,800 dealerships.   


Toyota directly employs more than 48,000 people in North America who have contributed to the design, engineering, and assembly of nearly 43 million cars and trucks at our 13 manufacturing plants. By 2025, Toyota’s 14th plant in North Carolina will begin to manufacture automotive batteries for electrified vehicles.  With the more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, more than a quarter of the company’s 2021 North American sales were electrified.


Through the Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.ToyotaNewsroom.com.

Team USA, Team Toyota’s Erin Jackson Wins First Olympic Gold Medal at Olympic Winter Games

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At 29 years old, Team Toyota’s Erin Jackson won her first Olympic gold medal, taking first place in the women’s 500m long track speedskating event at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on Sunday, February 13, 2022. This win makes her the first Black woman to win an individual gold medal in speedskating at the Winter Olympics.


“I think I cried immediately,” Jackson said to TeamUSA.org. “Just a big release of emotion. A lot of shock, a lot of relief and a lot of happiness.”


With a time of 37.04, Jackson’s gold medal performance also marks the first U.S. individual speedskating gold medal since 2010 and the first American woman to win the 500m event since 1994. Coming into the Olympic Winter Games, Jackson was the No. 1 ranked women’s 500m skater in the world and won four of the eight world cups this competition season.


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About Toyota


Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our more than 1,800 dealerships. 


Toyota directly employs more than 48,000 people in North America who have contributed to the design, engineering, and assembly of nearly 43 million cars and trucks at our 13 manufacturing plants. By 2025, Toyota’s 14th plant in North Carolina will begin to manufacture automotive batteries for electrified vehicles.  With the more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, more than a quarter of the company’s 2021 North American sales were electrified.


Through the Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.ToyotaNewsroom.com.

Team USA, Team Toyota’s Jessica Long Wins 29th Paralympic Medal at Tokyo 2020

At 29 years old, Team Toyota athlete Jessica Long won her 29th Paralympic medal in Tokyo. Team Toyota’s Long won a gold medal in the women’s 100m butterfly S8 at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Friday, September 3.

Long closed out her Tokyo 2020 competition by winning the women’s 100m butterfly S8 with a time of 1:09.87. Long, the second-most decorated U.S. Paralympian in history, made her sixth podium appearance in Tokyo and third first-place finish at the Games for a total of three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal at Tokyo 2020. The five-time Paralympian now has 29 career medals, including 16 golds, since competing in her first Paralympic Games at the age of 12.

“Day 10 is challenging,” said Long. “I truly have always said the Paralympics are for those who are super-mentally tough, and that is what I tried to channel today because I was tired and hurting and sore, but I love swimming, and I love to race, and that is what I tried to do tonight.” 

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About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands plus our 1,800 dealerships.

Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 47,000 in North America. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 40 million cars and trucks at our 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021.

Through its Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

Japan – Toyota’s Global Sales and Production Up Year-on-Year in January for Fifth Consecutive Month

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for January 2021, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd.

Global Sales

Global sales were up approximately 5 percent year-on-year, driven primarily by sales in China and Japan.

China
The market was solid and sales of the Corolla, Levin, Camry, Avalon, and other models were strong. As a result, sales in China increased by approximately 30 percent year-on-year.

Japan
There was a slight decline in demand in the same month of the previous year due to a consumption tax rate hike, and sales of new models including the Harrier, Yaris, and Raize were strong. As a result, sales in Japan were up approximately 14 percent year-on-year, the fourth consecutive monthly year-on-year increase.

Global Production

A global production was up approximately 4 percent year-on-year, driven primarily by production in China and North America.

China
Due to strong sales of the Corolla, Levin, Camry, Avalon, and other models, production in China was up approximately 41 percent year-on-year.

North America
Sales of light trucks including the RAV4 and Sequoia as well as the Sienna were strong, and as a result, production in North America was up approximately 2 percent year-on-year.

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