Discover Team Japan

Less than 100 days before the 2017 FIG  Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Japan is the first country to unveil its team for the competition.

Discover the four Japanese gymnasts who will try to get their hands on gold.

Mai Murakami

Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Year of birth: 1996
Club: Nippon Sport Science University
Best event: Sol
Achievements :
-2016 Rio Olympic Games (4th Team)
-2015 Glasgow World Championships (6th All-Around)
-2013 Antwerp World Championships (4th Floor)
-2016 and 2017 Japanese champion

 

 

Aiko Sugihara

Residence: Higashiosaka, Japan
Year of Birth: 1999
Club: Baika High School
Best event: Floor
Nickname : Twist princess
Hobbies : Listening to music
Idol : Japanese gymnast Tsrumi Koho
Achievements :
– 2016 Rio Olympic Games (4th Team)
– 2015 Glasgow World Championships (5th Team)
-2015 Asian Championships (1st All-Around and Team, 2nd Uneven Bars and Floor)

 

 

Asuka Teramoto

Residence: Komaki, Japan
Year of Birth: 1995
Club: Chukyo University
Hobbies : Watching Youtube
Idols : Gymnasts Rie Tanaka and Kohei Uchimura from Japan, Viktoria Komova from Russia, Huang Qiushuang from China and Larisa Iordache from Romania.
Achievements :
-2016 Rio Olympic Games (8th All-Around, 4th Team)
– 2012 London Olympic Games (8th Team)
– 2015 Glasgow World Championships (5th Team, 9th All-Around)
– 2014 Nanning World Championships (4th Beam)
-2015 Asian Championships (1st Team, 2nd Beam and All-Around)

 

 

Sae Miyakawa

Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Year of Birth: 1999
Club: Saints Gymnastics Club
Goal: Win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Idol : Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura
Achievements :
– 2016 Rio Olympic Games (4th Team)
-2015 Glasgow World Championships (5th Team, 4th Floor)
– 2014 Youth Olympic Games (3rd Vault, 5th All-Around, Uneven Bars)
– 2015 Asian Championships (1st Team, 2nd Vault, 3rd Floor)

 

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