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SANO Yoshiki
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age50
Place of BirthHigashimurayama, JPN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Three children
Residence
Sagamihara, JPN
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
While recovering from his accident in hospital, he realised his injuries meant he would no longer be able play baseball. One of the nurses then encouraged him to investigate Para sport. He initially competed in Para athletics but decided to switch to Para powerlifting because he felt it suited his physique.
Club / Team
Actelion : Japan
Name of coach
Jon Amos [national], GBR
General Interest
Injuries
He suffered a herniated disc in 2013. (blog.tanakakousuke.com, 09 May 2013)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics [shot put] at national level in Japan. (joc.or.jp, 04 Apr 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (joc.or.jp, Sep 2018)
Impairment
He is paralysed from the chest down due to a spinal cord injury he sustained in a motorbike accident at age 18. (townnews.co.jp, 27 Mar 2014; headlines.yahoo.co.jp, 15 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2014 72kg 130.0
16 2017 72kg 136.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 72kg 141