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Kanako Mizue

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
English, Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2018.
Why this sport?
While in rehabilitation, she met a nurse who had a friend in the Japanese national Para powerlifting team. She then got the chance to visit a gym and saw a Para powerlifter training. "I still remember vividly that a person with a height of about 140cm lifted a 50kg weight. And I thought, 'That is such a strong person. I wonder if I can do that', and I tried it. I was able to lift 40kg three times and was told I had potential. When I was in high school, I was in the literature club and had nothing to do with sports."
Club / Team
Amgen: Japan

General interest

Impairment
She sustained a spinal cord injury following a motorbike accident in 2013. (amgen.co.jp, 31 Aug 2021)