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Yoshiki Sano

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Three children
Residence
Sagamihara, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
While recovering from his accident in hospital, he realised his injuries meant he would no longer be able play baseball. One of the nurses then encouraged him to investigate Para sport. He initially competed in Para athletics but decided to switch to Para powerlifting because he felt it suited his physique.
Club / Team
EY Japan: Japan

General interest

Injuries
He suffered a herniated disc in 2013. (blog.tanakakousuke.com, 09 May 2013)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics [shot put] at national level in Japan. (joc.or.jp, 04 Apr 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (joc.or.jp, 01 Sep 2018)
Impairment
He is paralysed from the chest down due to a spinal cord injury he sustained in a motorbike accident at age 18. (townnews.co.jp, 27 Mar 2014; headlines.yahoo.co.jp, 15 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 15
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 16