- Further Personal Information
- Coach, University Staff
- Higher education
- Sports Science - Tokyo International University: Japan
- Sport Specific Information
- When and where did you begin this sport?
- He first tried the sport in grade six of primary school in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
- Why this sport?
- Encouraged by his father, he initially took up wrestling. He switched sports after meeting former weightlifter Mari Taira.
- Club / Team
- Tokyo International University: Japan
- Name of coach
- Yoshinobu Miyake [club], JPN; Tetsuo Komiyama [national], JPN
- General Interest
- He sustained an ankle injury in 2018. (ryukyushimpo.jp, 26 May 2018)
In September 2017 he injured his lower back and was unable to compete at the 2017 World Championships in Anaheim, CA, United States of America. (ryukyushimpo.jp, 26 May 2018; hochi.co.jp, 28 Nov 2017)
- Sporting philosophy / motto
- "Trust in your dreams." (Facebook profile, 13 Mar 2017)
- Awards and honours
- In 2017 he received the Kawagoe City Sports Award in Japan. (city.kawagoe.saitama.jp, 19 Dec 2018)
- Famous relatives
- His father Yuji competed in wrestling at national level in Japan. (hochi.co.jp, 28 Nov 2017; asahi.com, 02 Jun 2017)
- To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sports.nhk.or.jp, 17 Jul 2019)
- Other information
He became a coach of the weightlifting team at Tokyo International University after he graduated in 2019. (tiu.ac.jp, Apr 2019)
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