Athletes

The sole Japanese Paralympic medalist in visually impaired judo Judo

HIROSE Junko

Nickname:Junko

i enjoy

The training that I do while thinking about how I could improve myself, the moments where I’m able to overcome how tough the training is, and just enjoy myself.

Strong points

“I’m not really the type of person with natural talent, but my strength is in my dedication to matches and my sense of determination. I want to show people that it’s not all about talent.”

  • Sport
    Judo
  • DOB
    1990-10-12
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi
  • Team
    Marubeni-Itochu Steel
  • Position/Class
    Women’s -57kg / B3
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     Women’s 57kg: Bronze medal

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2014
     Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games (Korea)
     Women’s 57kg: 2nd Place
    ・2015
     IBSA World Games
     Women’s 57kg: 5th Place
    ・2015
     IBSA World Cup (Hungary)
     Women’s 57kg: 5th Place
    ・2015
     30th Anniversary Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Women’s 57kg: 1st Place
    ・2017
     IBSA World Cup (Uzbekistan)
     Women’s 57kg: 5th Place
    ・2017
     32nd Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Women’s 57kg: 1st Place