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ODO Hideki
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthNagoya, JPN
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nagoya, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 22.
Why this sport?
While he was in hospital he met a Para powerlifter who encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
SMBC Nikko Securities : Japan
Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Japan
Location
Stoke Mandeville, ENG
General Interest
Injuries
He required surgery after injuring his shoulder at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The injury meant he was unable to compete at the 2016 National Championships in Japan. (powerlifting.co.jp, 25 Dec 2016; asahi.com, 14 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He received the Para Sports Excellence Award at the 2016 Aichi Prefecture Sports Grand Awards in Japan. (nagoyanavi.jp, 16 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (joc.or.jp, 18 Apr 2018)
Impairment
The impairment to his lower limbs is the result of a motorbike accident he was involved in at age 18. (doyukai.or.jp, 01 Feb 2015; chunichi.co.jp, 15 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 75kg 187.5
6 2012 82.5kg 191
8 2016 88kg 160
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2006 75kg 172.5
6 2010 82.5kg 185.0
9 2014 88kg 196.0
18 2017 88kg 160.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 88kg 185
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 88kg 190
3 2018 88kg 195