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TATSUKAWA Takako
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderWomen
Age46
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Residence
Saitama, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She switched her focus from Para swimming to Para powerlifting in 2017.
Club / Team
EY Japan: Japan
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography, going to concerts, making accessories with beads. (Instagram profile, 25 Dec 2021; Facebook profile, 28 Jan 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming at national level in Japan. (jsfpid.com, 15 Nov 2016)
Impairment
At age 23 she was diagnosed with pancytopenia, a condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells. She experienced side effects from the medicine she had to take, which resulted in necrosis of the femoral head in her lower limbs. She has since undergone hip replacement surgery. (Facebook profile, 28 Jan 2019; fukuishimbun.co.jp, 14 Oct 2018)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
She began studying photography at Osaka University of Arts in Japan. However, she quit her studies and began her career as a photographer at age 19. She was not able to continue in the profession after she was diagnosed with her illness at age 23 and opened a photo lab instead, which she ran for two years. (Facebook profile, 28 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
21 2021 67kg 65.0
7 2021 Team