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SAITO Nobuhiro
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age52
Human Interest
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
Senior 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
25 2014 88kg 135.0
12 2017 72kg 145.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 80kg 142