Athletes

Married couple that both competed in the Rio Paralympic Games Judo

HIROSE Haruka

Nickname:Haruka-san

i enjoy

Thanks to everyone’s support, my wife and I were both able to compete in the Paralympic Games. We’ve inspired each other and heightened our skills with our day-to-day training and practice.

Strong points

“I’m good at ‘uke,’ at receiving, which means it’s harder for my opponent to throw me hard. So my judo style is to chip away at my opponents’ strength, and win the golden score contest. At the Paralympics, I want to play fully to my strengths.”

  • Sport
    Judo
  • DOB
    1979-07-17
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Matsuyama City, Ehime
  • Team
    Marubeni-Itochu Steel
  • Position/Class
    Men’s -90kg / B3
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 100kg: 5th Place
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 90kg

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2014
     29th Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Men’s 100kg: 1st Place
    ・2015
     30th Anniversary Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Men’s 90kg: 1st Place
    ・2017
     IBSA World Cup (Uzbekistan)
     Men’s 90kg: Eliminated in first round
    ・2017
     32nd Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Men’s 90kg: 2nd Place