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Nobuhiro Saitoh

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Obihiro, JPN
Occupation
Coach, Director
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport seriously in 2010.
Why this sport?
He has been involved in a number of sports since he was a high school student.
Name of coach
Jon Amos [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Japan

General interest

Injuries
He returned to competition in 2018 after undergoing surgery on a heart problem. (e-if.jp, 29 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Para Powerlifter at the 2013 All Japan Para Powerlifting Tournament in Tokyo. (tokachi.co.jp, 15 Dec 2013)
Other sports
He has competed in Para archery at national tournaments in Japan. (tokachi.co.jp, 11 Oct 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tokachi.co.jp, 01 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He has spina bifida. (tokachi.co.jp, 11 Oct 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is a director of the Saito Academy, a powerlifting gym in Hokkaido, Japan. (h-power.sakura.ne.jp, 06 Apr 2019; e-if.jp, 29 Sep 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 25
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 12