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HIGUCHI Kentaro
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age47
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in November 2017.
Why this sport?
He was a sports trainer before his accident and was involved in powerlifting as a hobby. He took up Para powerlifting competitively following his amputation.
Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura. (city.edogawa.tokyo.jp, 09 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't forget your first resolution." (city.edogawa.tokyo.jp, 09 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (city.edogawa.tokyo.jp, 09 Dec 2018; sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 11 Oct 2018)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated after he was hit by a car while riding his motorbike in September 2017. (city.edogawa.tokyo.jp, 09 Dec 2018; sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 11 Oct 2018; jppf.jp, 12 Mar 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a part-time science teacher at a primary school in Arakawa, Japan. (sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 11 Oct 2018; sports-tokyo.info, 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2019 72kg 172.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 72kg 171