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Hiroshi Miura

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at age 41.
Why this sport?
He was inspired after watching the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. He began by playing wheelchair basketball in a rehabilitation institution, but he wanted to do an individual sport so he tried powerlifting.
Club / Team
Tokyo Big Sight: Japan
Name of coach
Jon Amos [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Busan, KOR

General interest

Nicknames
Peter (Facebook profile, 12 Jun 2021)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar. (sankei.com, 03 May 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before lifting he lies down on the bench and stretches out his arms in a circular motion while imagining how his lift is going to go. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Now or never." (parasapo.tokyo, 26 Jul 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was given the Sumida Sports Special Merit Award in Tokyo, Japan. (city.sumida.lg.jp, 22 Oct 2016)

In 2011 and 2012 he was named Best Athlete at the National Business Team Bench Press Championships in Japan. (wedge.ismedia.jp, 08 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To set a personal best at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and to compete at the 2024 Games in Paris. (yomiuri.co.jp, 23 Aug 2020)
Impairment
In 2002 he sustained spinal cord injuries in an accident while working with a forklift at a music concert. (sankei.com, 03 May 2019; doyukai.or.jp, 01 Feb 2015; wedge.ismedia.jp, 08 Feb 2013)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as executive secretary of the Japanese Para Powerlifting Federation and the Japan Powerlifting Association. (jpa-powerlifting.or.jp, 01 Jun 2015; phouse.jp, 20 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 12
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -48 kg Final Round 2012-08-30 9
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-05 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -49 kg Final Round 2016-09-08 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00kg Final 2017-12-04 12
Nur-Sultan 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00kg Final 2019-07-13 16
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00kg Final 2021-08-25 9
Tbilisi 2021 World Para Powerlifting Senior World Championships (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00kg Final 2021-11-28 17