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Kentaro Higuchi

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in November 2017.
Why this sport?
He was a sports trainer before his accident and was involved in powerlifting as a hobby. He took up Para powerlifting competitively following his amputation.
Club / Team
Columbia Sportswear Japan: Japan

General interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura. (city.edogawa.tokyo.jp, 09 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't forget your first resolution." (city.edogawa.tokyo.jp, 09 Dec 2018)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated after he was hit by a car while riding his motorbike in September 2017. (city.edogawa.tokyo.jp, 09 Dec 2018; sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 11 Oct 2018; jppf.jp, 12 Mar 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a part-time science teacher at a primary school in Arakawa, Japan. (city.edogawa.tokyo.jp, 15 Mar 2022)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Nur-Sultan 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2019-07-16 10
Tbilisi 2021 World Para Powerlifting Senior World Championships (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2021-12-02 11