Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Wife Harumi, two sons
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2015.
Why this sport?
After his accident he joined a wheelchair curling team in Sapporo, Japan. However, he wanted to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo so he decided to switch to powerlifting because it fitted in better with his work commitments.
Club / Team
Hokkaido Office: Japan
He trains for three hours a day, three days a week, in Sapporo, Japan.
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing Japan at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Radio 'Nippon Challenged Athlete', 08 Jan 2021; jppf.jp, 23 Feb 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Whatever will be, will be." (jppf.jp, 23 Feb 2020)
He competed in able-bodied alpine skiing at national level while he was studying at Hosei University in Japan. (hokkaido-np.co.jp, 19 Aug 2017)
His wife competed in able-bodied alpine skiing at national level in Japan. (Radio 'Nippon Challenged Athlete', 08 Jan 2021)
To finish on the podium at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris and the 2026 Asian Para Games in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. He also hopes to compete at the 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. (Radio 'Nippon Challenged Athlete', 08 Jan 2021; jppf.jp, 23 Feb 2020)
In 2008 he damaged his spine in a surfing accident while he was on honeymoon in Hawaii, United States of America. (hokkaido-np.co.jp, 19 Aug 2017; jppf.jp, 03 Dec 2016)
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