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ISHIHARA Masaharu
Sport Para powerlifting, Wheelchair Basketball
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthTokyo, JPN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Asaka, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2012.
Why this sport?
His personal trainer encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
Olympus Terumo Biomaterials: Japan
Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN
General Interest
Other sports
He represented Japan in wheelchair basketball at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Jan 2019; biomaterial.co.jp, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (biomaterial.co.jp, 01 Jan 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to his lower limbs is the result of a motorbike accident he was involved in at age 17. (biomaterial.co.jp, 01 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Basketball
Rank Year Event Result
9 2000 Team  
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
21 2019 88kg 140.0