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Tetsuo Nishizaki

Athletics | Powerlifting


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

One daughter
Osaka, JPN
Athlete, Office Worker

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013.
Why this sport?
He was previously involved in Para athletics, and used powerlifting as part of his training. Having quit Para athletics in order to look after his child, he began powerlifting seriously after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Paralympic Games.
Club / Team
Nomura Co.: Japan

General interest

Most influential person in career
Asako Harayama from Nomura Sports Culture Business Development Office, and his daughter. (, 24 Jul 2020; Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan in 2014, 2015, and 2016. (, 30 Sep 2016, 16 Sep 2015, 01 Oct 2014)
Other sports
He was an able-bodied wrestler in high school and participated in national competitions. He has also competed in wheelchair marathons and represented Japan at the 2006 World Championships in Assen, Netherlands. (, 24 Jul 2020;, 26 Mar 2014)
He has an impairment to his lower limbs due to a traffic accident in 2001. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016;, 26 Mar 2014)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 4
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 2 9999
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Final Round 4
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 54.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 15
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -54 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 54.00kg Final 2017-12-07 11