SATO Nozomi


Personal Information

Family Sons Takumi [2013] and Shun [2017]

Other names Nozomi Nakano

Residence Echizen, JPN

Occupation Athlete, Bank Employee

Languages Japanese

Higher education Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN

License number 03071986001


World Cup--11
La Havane (CUBA), 2009-06-06
Zone Championships--22
Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25
Seoul (KOREA), 2022-06-10
Grand Prix--11
Nankin (CHINA), 2012-06-09

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in grade nine at high school.

Why this sport? She practised the Japanese martial art kendo, which her father taught her, before taking up fencing.

Club / Team Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank: Japan

Name of coach Oleksandr Gorbachuk [national], UKR

Coach from which country? Ukraine

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2005

Competing for Japan

General Interest

Injuries In July 2022 she fractured a finger on her left hand after her son accidentally stepped on it. She was out of action for two months. (sponichi.co.jp, 08 Sep 2022)

Awards and honours In 2010 and 2016 she received the Citizen's Honour Award in Echizen, Japan. (city.echizen.lg.jp, 09 Feb 2017; city.echizen.lg.jp, 31 Jan 2011)

Milestones She became the first female fencer representing Japan to win a medal in individual epee at the Asian Games by claiming silver at the 2010 Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. At the same event, she was part of the squad that won Japan's first Asian Games team epee gold medal for either men or women. It was also the first time the country had won women's team fencing gold in any discipline at the Asian Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Apr 2021)

Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (jiji.com, 08 Sep 2022)


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