Athletes

Rio silver medalist, spurred by his family’s support Judo

HIROSE Makoto

Nickname:Makoto-san

i enjoy

When I’m going head to head against a strong opponent, and I’m able to win after a really close match, I really feel like all my strict weight control and rigorous training were worth it.

Strong points

“I’m in the lowest weight class for men’s judo, so watch for how quick the matches go! I’ve also worked on strengthening my groundwork via jujutsu.”

  • Sport
    Judo
  • DOB
    1976-11-22
  • Sex
    Male
  • Birth place
    Nishio City, Aichi
  • Team
    Aichi Prefectural Nagoya School for the Visually Impaired
  • Position/Class
    Men’s -60kg / B2
  • Paralympics Triumphs
    ・Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 60kg: Silver medal
    ・Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 60kg: 7th Place
    ・London 2012 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 66kg: 5th Place
    ・Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
     Men’s 60kg: Silver medal

    Latest Triumphs
    ・2014
     29th Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Men’s 60kg: 1st Place
    ・2015
     30th Anniversary Japanese National Blind Judo Championships
     Men’s 60kg: 1st Place