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MIURA Hiroshi
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age54
Place of BirthTokyo, JPN
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at age 41.
Why this sport?
He was inspired after watching the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. He began by playing wheelchair basketball in a rehabilitation institution, but he wanted to do an individual sport so he tried powerlifting.
Club / Team
Tokyo Big Sight: Japan
Name of coach
Jon Amos [national], GBR
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Busan, KOR
General Interest
Nicknames
Peter (Facebook profile, 20 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar. (sankei.com, 03 May 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before lifting he lies down on the bench and stretches out his arms in a circular motion while imagining how his lift is going to go. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was given the Sumida Sports Special Merit Award in Tokyo, Japan. (city.sumida.lg.jp, 22 Oct 2016)

In 2011 and 2012 he was named Best Athlete at the National Business Team Bench Press Championships in Japan. (wedge.ismedia.jp, 08 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jppf.jp, 03 Dec 2016)
Impairment
In 2002 he sustained spinal cord injuries in an accident while working with a forklift at a music concert. (sankei.com, 03 May 2019; doyukai.or.jp, 01 Feb 2015; wedge.ismedia.jp, 08 Feb 2013)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as executive secretary of the Japanese Para Powerlifting Federation and the Japan Powerlifting Association. (jpa-powerlifting.or.jp, 01 Jun 2015; phouse.jp, 20 Mar 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2012 48kg 117
5 2016 49kg 126
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2006 56kg 102.5
11 2014 49kg 130.0
12 2017 49kg 116.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 49kg 121
4 2018 49kg 121