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NISHIZAKI Tetsuo
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthNara, JPN
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Osaka, JPN
Occupation
Coach, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
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
Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Asako Harayama from Nomura Sports Culture Business Development Office. (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)
Other sports
He was an able-bodied wrestler in high school and participated in national competitions. He has also competed in wheelchair marathons since his accident. (sp.mainichi.jp, 26 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jppf.jp, 03 Dec 2016)
Impairment
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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 54kg  NoM
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
15 2014 54kg 126.0
11 2017 54kg 135.0
Asian Para Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 54kg 123
4 2018 54kg 130