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JO Takashi
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age59
Height1.71 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Beppu, JPN
Occupation
Coach, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Economics - Kurume University: Japan
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1987.
Club / Team
Omron Taiyo Co.: Beppu, JPN
Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His wife, who passed away in 2014. (datazoo.jp, 09 Feb 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Effort and experiences never get wasted. Do what you can do now. Dedicate effort." (oita-trinita.co.jp, 20 Apr 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair marathons and wheelchair basketball. (oita-trinita.co.jp, 20 Apr 2018; omron-taiyo.com, 12 Nov 2013; oita-press.co.jp, 23 Oct 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (oita-press.co.jp, 21 May 2017)
Impairment
He has a spinal cord injury as the result of a motorbike accident. (oita-trinita.co.jp, 20 Apr 2018; 47news.jp, 06 Jan 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of the Athlete's Commission of the Japanese Para Powerlifting Federation. (gokuraku-jigoku-beppu.com, 20 Sep 2018; jppf.jp, 03 Dec 2016)

COACHING
In 2017 the Lao Paralympic Committee invited him to the country to spend three days coaching Para powerlifters. (jppf.jp, 10 Jun 2017)

PERSONAL LOSS
In 2014 his wife passed away from cancer. (datazoo.jp, 09 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2006 67.5kg  NoM
15 2014 65kg 125.0
  2017 65kg  NoM
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 65kg 123