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NAKAJIMA Akiko
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderWomen
Age43
Place of BirthChiba, JPN
Height1.48 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Amagasaki, JPN
Occupation
Researcher
Languages
English, Japanese
Higher education
Veterinary Science - University of Tokyo: Japan
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2016 in Osaka, Japan.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport as part of her training for Para canoe. Afterwards she met Japanese Para powerlifter Hiroshi Miura, who encouraged her to concentrate on powerlifting.
Name of coach
Jon Amos, GBR
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Mexico City, MEX
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Japanese Para powerlifters Tetsuo Nishizaki and Hiroshi Miura. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
British Para powerlifting coach Jon Amos. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She represented Japan in Para canoe at the world championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Jan 2019; jppf.jp, 03 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete in powerlifting at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kyoto-np.co.jp, 24 Aug 2018)
Impairment
Her spine was damaged when she was hit by car in 2006. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; blog.canpan.info, 06 Apr 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a researcher at the Pharmaceutical Development Institute of Maruho in Kyoto, Japan. (kyoto-np.co.jp, 24 Aug 2018; Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.