Japan Fencing Association
[Fencing] The Japanese team wins a bronze medal in the men’s and women’s foil team competition at the World Cup (Paris, France)! Japan’s first medal at World Cup men’s and women’s team Abek
The men’s foil Japan team (Kyosuke Matsuyama, Takahiro Shikine, Kenta Suzumura, Kazuki Iimura) and the women’s foil Japan team ( Akira Higashi, Yuka Ueno, Komaki Kikuchi, and Karin Miyawaki won the bronze medal. The bronze medal acquisition in the men’s and women’s Abek is the first achievement in history.
Women/From left: Miyawaki, Higashi, Kikuchi, and Ueno
Male/From left: Matsuyama, Iimura, Suzumura, Shikine
The Japanese men’s team, which entered the tournament ranked 4th in the world, is Kyosuke Matsuyama (JTB), Takahiro Shikine (NEXUSFENCING CLUB), Kenta Suzumura (Ogaki Cable TV), and Kazuki Iimura (Keio University). I was.
From left: Suzumura, Iimura, Matsuyama, Shikine
Beat Belgium 45-25 in the last 16 and Egypt 45-43 in the
quarterfinals. In the semi-finals, they lost narrowly to Italy, ranked 1st in the world, 44-45, but defeated China, ranked 19th in the world, 45-16 in the 3rd place play-off. This was the second time in a row that she won a medal.
From left: Iimura, Matsuyama, Suzumura, Shikine
■Comment: Kyosuke Matsuyama■
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n-hhdafZ-pdb4cMNSGha-01ywDxpOqk8/view?usp=share_link ■Comment: Takahiro Shikine■
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jy5kz4wb2FQ8LFtZ2iJq4-zhCFb9GRNT/view?usp=share_link ■Comment: Kenta Suzumura■
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CkvGTUdlp9nicBIULzufmVJuvO10PMyI/view?usp=share_link ■ Comment: Kazuki Iimura ■
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wqNHpOrRka23jAWjGE9yEomCjOMG-ajN/view?usp=share_link [Women’s Foil]
The Japanese women’s team, which entered the tournament ranked 4th in the world, consisted of Akira Higashi (PEAKS), Yuka Ueno (Chuo University), Komaki Kikuchi (Sega Sammy Holdings), and Karin Miyawaki (Tokyo Fencing School). I made a wish.
From left: Miyawaki, Ueno, Higashi, Kikuchi
Beat Singapore 45-24 in the round of 16 and Canada 36-29 in the quarterfinals. In the semi-finals, they lost narrowly to Italy, ranked 1st in the world, 43-45, but defeated France, ranked 3rd in the world, 45-39 in the 3rd place play-off. This was the second time in a row that she won a medal.
From left: Miyawaki, Higashi, Kikuchi, Ueno
[Comment: Akira Higashi]
Unfortunately, we lost to Italy, but I am happy that we were able to beat the host country, France, and win a medal. I will do my best to win next time.
[Comment: Yuka Ueno]
It was a match where the team helped us throughout. Winning the team match in the first match of the year and finishing third gave me confidence, so I will do my best to win the next match.
[Comment: Komaki Kikuchi]
We have been unable to catch up with Italy, but this time we have a chance to take the lead, so we want to win next time.
[Comment: Karin Miyawaki]
It was a game that I regretted as an individual, but not as a team. I think this is a team that can win the gold medal this season. that’s all
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