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Makoto Majima

Para Ice Hockey | Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Two daughters
Residence
Nagano, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Komazawa University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport seriously in 2015 in Matsumoto, Japan.
Why this sport?
He represented Japan in ice hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006 and 2010, winning a silver medal in Vancouver. Later he began looking for sports that would allow him to participate in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He decided on Para powerlifting after he was invited to go and watch a tournament by one of his friends. "I was fascinated by the powerlifters, who were working hard to overcome the limitations they faced."
Club / Team
Nagano Thunderbirds: Japan
Name of coach
Jon Amos [national], GBR

General interest

Nicknames
Massi, Massan, Makochan, Mji (para-sports.tokyo, 08 Feb 2019; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (1242.com, 28 Jun 2018)
Other sports
He has represented Japan in Para ice hockey, and was part of the team that won silver at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He has served as director of the Nagano Thunder Birds club in Japan, and has also been involved in coaching the sport since retiring from the national team. (yumeshinbun.com, 2017; sports-kokoro.jp, 09 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (challeath.com, 14 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He had an accident involving high-voltage electric wires while working in his third year at university. He was hospitalised for a year and lost the function of both legs. (sports-kokoro.jp, 15 Dec 2014; komablo.jp, 23 Aug 2013; info.shinmai.co.jp, 14 Jan 2006)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 2
Men's Tournament Classification 5-6 101
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 202
Men's Tournament Group B 6
Men's Tournament Group B 4
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Gold Medal Match 101
Mixed Semifinal 201
Mixed Group A 5
Mixed Group A 4
Mixed Group A 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 97.00kg Final 2017-12-07 20