Athletics | Powerlifting
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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
Most influential person in career
Asako Harayama from Nomura Sports Culture Business Development Office, and his daughter. (fujitv.co.jp, 24 Jul 2020; Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan in 2014, 2015, and 2016. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 30 Sep 2016, 16 Sep 2015, 01 Oct 2014)
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. (fujitv.co.jp, 24 Jul 2020; sp.mainichi.jp, 26 Mar 2014)
He has an impairment to his lower limbs due to a traffic accident in 2001. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016; sp.mainichi.jp, 26 Mar 2014)
|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|
|Men's Up to 54.00 kg MD||Final||2014-04-06||15|
|Men's -54 kg||Final Round||2016-09-09||9999|
|Men's Up to 54.00kg||Final||2017-12-07||11|