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MINOBE Kazuyasu

epee
Rank1
Pts164.00
Age32
HandL

Personal Information

Residence Shinjuku, JPN

Occupation Athlete

Languages Japanese

Higher education Law - Hosei University: Tokyo, JPN

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup3--3
Tallin (ESTONIA), 2015-11-13
Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2018-01-25
Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2018-11-23
Zone Championships--22
Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25
Wuxi (CHINA), 2016-04-13
Grand Prix21-3
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-03-08Budapest (HUNGARY), 2017-03-24
Cali (COLOMBIA), 2019-05-03

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at high school in Echizen, Japan. He initially took up foil, but switched to epee after entering university.

Why this sport? He played volleyball in middle school, but he began fencing at high school following encouragement from his father.

Club / Team Nexus: Japan

Name of coach Oleksandr Gorbachuk [national], UKR

Handedness Left

International Debut

Year 2008

Competing for Japan

Tournament World Cup

Location Montreal, QC, CAN

General Interest

Nicknames Kazu (nexus-group.jp, 19 May 2015)

Hero / Idol Japanese feudal lord Nobunaga Oda. (gunosy.com, 22 May 2019)

Injuries He sustained injuries to his neck and shoulders at the 2016 World Cup event in Vancouver, BC, Canada. (sankei.com, 15 Feb 2016)

Awards and honours In January 2016 he was given the Citizen Sports and Cultural Grand Prize in Echizen, Japan. (fukuishimbun.co.jp, 04 Jan 2016)

He received the Echizen Sports and Cultural Special Award in 2014. (city.echizen.lg.jp, 24 Nov 2015)

He was presented with the Echizen Citizen Honorary Prize in January 2011. (city.echizen.lg.jp, 15 Jan 2015)

Ambitions To win individual and team gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ntv.co.jp, 05 Feb 2019)

Other information ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
In August 2017 he was voted onto the International Fencing Federation [FIE] Athletes' Commission. In 2019 he began serving as a member of the Athletes' Committee of the Japanese Fencing Federation. He is due to finish his term in 2021. (fencing-jpn.jp, 05 Dec 2019; fie.org, 04 Aug 2017)

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