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Hiromi Kobayashi

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Japan
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2002.
Why this sport?
She met trainer Keisaku Nakano, an experienced weightlifter, at a gym and he encouraged her to take up the sport. She discovered powerlifting was also good for her rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN

General interest

Awards and honours
In March 2015 she was presented with the Fukuoka Citizen Sport Award in Japan. (powerlifting.co.jp, 20 Mar 2015)
Impairment
She was born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth [CMT] neuropathy, a condition characterised by the loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation. Her impairment has affected her ability to walk since she was a child. (toonippo.co.jp, 07 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 44.00kg Final 2010-07-25 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 45.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 9
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 45.00kg Final 2017-12-04 10