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MORISAKI Karin
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderWomen
Age16
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moriyama, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in September 2017.
Why this sport?
She competed in Para swimming when she was younger. She was then encouraged to try powerlifting by Susumu Yoshida, executive director of the Japan Para Powerlifting Federation, after she attended a try-out day with the Japan Rising Star Project.
Club / Team
Ritsumeikan Moriyama Senior High School: Japan
Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN; Kyohei Kubo [national, personal], JPN
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Japan
Location
Kitakyushu, JPN
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para powerlifter Katsuhito Nakatsuji. (Panasonic Japan YouTube channel, 06 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Where there's a will, there's a way." (Facebook profile, 07 Oct 2017)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming at national level in Japan. (new.paraswim.jp, 13 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Panasonic Japan YouTube channel, 06 Sep 2018)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with a spinal arteriovenous fistula [an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein] three months after she was born. The condition caused paraplegia. (Panasonic Japan YouTube channel, 06 Sep 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 67kg 50