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KOBAYASHI Hiromi
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderWomen
Age50
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Japan
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2002.
Why this sport?
She met trainer Keisaku Nakano, an experienced weightlifter, at a gym and he encouraged her to take up the sport. She discovered powerlifting was also good for her rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN
General Interest
Awards and honours
In March 2015 she was presented with the Fukuoka Citizen Sport Award in Japan. (powerlifting.co.jp, 20 Mar 2015)
Impairment
She was born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth [CMT] neuropathy, a condition characterised by the loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation. Her impairment has affected her ability to walk since she was a child. (toonippo.co.jp, 07 Jun 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2010 44kg 62.5
9 2014 45kg 65.0
10 2017 45kg 55.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 45kg 62