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Juhani Kokko

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Oulu, FIN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2002.
Why this sport?
His physiotherapist got him involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Oulunsalon Taisto: Finland
Name of coach
Raimo Salvaoja [national], FIN

General interest

Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of a car accident in 1996. He was travelling with his family on an icy road when an oncoming car lost control and collided with the vehicle he was in. His youngest sibling and two women were killed in the accident. (kaleva.fi, 01 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -52 kg Final Round 11
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 52.00kg Final 2010-07-26 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -59 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00kg Final 2017-12-03 23