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JAL Three JAL athlete employees selected to represent Japan at the Paris 2024 Olympics

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Three JAL athlete employees selected to represent Japan at the Paris 2024 Olympics
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July 4, 2024
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JAL athlete employees Koki Kano (fencing/epee), Haruka Kitaguchi (track and field/javelin throw), Rashid Muratake (track and field/110m hurdles) has been selected to represent Japan at the Paris 2024 Olympics. As a TEAM JAPAN Paris 2024 official airline supporter, JAL will do its best to support athletes who are taking on the challenge of competing on the world stage. ~Comment from Kano~ The Paris 2024 Olympics will be my second Olympics, and I want to compete as confidently as I did last time. I will do my best to win gold medals in both the individual and team competitions! Thank you very much for your support! [Kano Niji player profile] Competition: Fencing/Epee Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University Joined Waseda University Joined on April 1, 2020 Main achievements: 2022 Japan Championship Winner 2023 World Cup Individual/1st place, Team/3rd place 2023 Asian Championship Individual/Team Winner 2024 Grand Prix Winner ~Comment from Kitaguchi~ I’m very happy to be able to take on the Olympics for the second time. This season has been tough as I haven’t been able to get into top form, but I will do my best for the next month so that I can enjoy the matches so that I can do everything I can for Paris. Thank you for your support. [Shinka Kitaguchi Profile] Athletics: Track and Field, Javelin Throw: Hokkaido University Joined Nihon University: Joined April 1, 2020 Major Achievements: 2022 Diamond League Champion, Diamond League Final 3rd Place 2022 World
Championship Oregon 3rd Place   2023 2023 World Championship Budapest Winner 2023 Diamond League Final Winner 2024 Japan Championship Winner *Japanese record holder (67ⅿ38) ~Comment from Muratake~ My goal at the Paris 2024 Olympics is to get under 12 seconds and win a medal . I think it will be a very tough competition as we will be competing against the world’s best, but I don’t think it is an impossible goal. I will use the remaining period to prepare so that I can give my best performance on stage in Paris. Thank you for your continued support. [Muratake Rashid athlete profile] Athletics: Track and field, 110m hurdles Chiba Prefectural University Joined Juntendo University Joined on April 1, 2024 Main achievements: 2022 World Championships in Oregon 2023 Diamond League 5th place 2024 Japan Championship Winner *Japan Record holder (13.04 seconds) or higher
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