GMO Internet Group
Long-distance track and field athlete Daiki Kishimoto Notice of informal appointment to the GMO Internet Group
～GMO Internet Group will use all its strengths to support and aim for even greater heights～
GMO Internet Group (Representative: Masatoshi Kumagai) announced today, October 3, 2022 (Monday) that long-distance men’s track and field athlete Hironori Kishimoto (currently a fourth-year student at Aoyama Gakuin University) will be affiliated. I will let you know what I did. (Scheduled to join on April 1, 2023)
Kishimoto, who has decided to belong to this time, won the section prize in the 2nd section of the 31st Izumo All Japan University Ekiden Race in 2019, and the section prize in the 7th section in the 98th Tokyo-Hakone Round Trip University Ekiden Race in 2022. Contributed to winning the overall championship. He has continued to perform well this season, breaking personal bests in the 5000m, 10000m, and half marathon, and is leading the team as the ace of Aoyama Gakuin University. In the future, the GMO Internet Group will use all its strengths to support athletes so that they can concentrate on their competitive activities as members of society.
Aiming to be No. 1 and challenging the world ~ Smiles and excitement for everyone ~
The GMO Internet Group supports and sponsors various cultural and sports activities in order to create smiles and excitement for many people.
In April 2016, we communicated to society and people through our support of athletics the GMO Internet Group’s corporate stance of “developing and providing the best services to make our customers happy.” In order to do so, we established a business team track and field club. With the goal of cultivating world-class No. 1 athletes, he continues to work for the GMO Internet Group (track and field club).
Among them, in 2020, he participated in the “New Year Ekiden” for the first time. Since then, we have participated in the competition every year and have been working hard every day to win the championship. [GMO Internet Group Sports Support]
The GMO Internet Group supports and sponsors various sports activities and supports athletes who are active around the world in order to create smiles and excitement for many people.
■ Professional Golfer Hana Wakimoto (URL:
As part of our efforts to support sports, we have signed an
affiliation contract with professional golfer Hana Wakimoto. The GMO Internet Group will continue to support Wakimoto’s further challenges as he strives to become No. 1.
■ Professional Golfer Miho Koga (URL: https://www.gmo.jp/csr/sports/koga/) In order to further strengthen our support for sports, we have appointed Mr. Koga, who has achieved numerous victories = “No. 1”, as an ambassador of GMO Payment Gateway.
■GMO Athletic Park Yunomaru (URL: https://yunomaru.city.tomi.nagano.jp/) In order to support the activities of athletes throughout Japan, provide opportunities for more people to experience and become familiar with sports, and contribute to the development of the region, we have signed an agreement as a naming rights partner for a high altitude training facility operated by Tomi City, Nagano Prefecture. We have concluded.
[GMO Internet Group, Inc.] (URL: https://www.gmo.jp/)
Company name: GMO Internet Group, Inc. (TSE Prime Securities code: 9449) Location: Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Representative: Masatoshi Kumagai, Representative Director and Group Representative
■ Internet infrastructure business ■ Internet advertising and media business ■ Internet financial business ■ Crypto asset business
Capital 5 billion yen
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