Mr Hiroyuki Ueno

Mr Hiroyuki Ueno

We are all saddened by the death of Mr Hiroyuki Ueno, the past Technical Committee Chairman of Asian Powerlifting Federation. He died of gastric cancer at the age of 51. He is too young to leave us. It is a great loss to APF and to his home country, Japan.

He is a long term friend of Asian lifters and office members of APF. He was an exceptional Technical Committee Chairman. He worked dedicatedly, almost day and night, in every Championship. He managed results and checked records meticulously. He was also a great teacher in Rule clinics and he tried his greatest effort to facilitate the referee candidates to pass the examination. He was very knowledgeable in Powerlifting and he was a great referee and gave very fair adjudication.

We would express our deepest sympathy to his family. Losing a loved one is never easy and our thought are with his family during this difficult time. He will be in our memory as he has left behind his honesty, integrity and his passion in Powerlifting.

We miss him so much and may he rest in peace.

Farshid Soltani

APF President