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MAJIMA Makoto
Sport Para ice hockey, Para powerlifting
NPC Japan   
GenderMen
Age47
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Two daughters
Residence
Nagano, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Komazawa University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport seriously in 2015 in Matsumoto, Japan.
Why this sport?
He represented Japan in ice hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006 and 2010, winning a silver medal in Vancouver. Later he began looking for sports that would allow him to participate in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He decided on Para powerlifting after he was invited to go and watch a tournament by one of his friends. "I was fascinated by the powerlifters, who were working hard to overcome the limitations they faced."
Club / Team
Nagano Thunderbirds: Japan
Name of coach
Jon Amos [national], GBR
General Interest
Nicknames
Massi, Massan, Makochan, Mji (para-sports.tokyo, 08 Feb 2019; Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (1242.com, 28 Jun 2018)
Other sports
He has represented Japan in Para ice hockey, and was part of the team that won silver at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He has served as director of the Nagano Thunder Birds club in Japan, and has also been involved in coaching the sport since retiring from the national team. (yumeshinbun.com, 2017; sports-kokoro.jp, 09 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (challeath.com, 14 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He had an accident involving high-voltage electric wires while working in his third year at university. He was hospitalised for a year and lost the function of both legs. (sports-kokoro.jp, 15 Dec 2014; komablo.jp, 23 Aug 2013; info.shinmai.co.jp, 14 Jan 2006)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
5 2006 Team  
2 2010 Team  
World Championship - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 Team  
4 2009 Team  
7 2012 Team  
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
20 2017 97kg 140.0
Asian Para Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 97kg 155