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MIYAWAKI Karin

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Rank117
Pts9.750
Age24
HandR

Personal Information

Occupation Athlete, Office Worker

Languages Japanese

Higher education Economics - Keio University: Tokyo, JPN

License number 04021997000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Grand Prix-1-1
Shanghai (CHINA), 2018-05-18
--11
Cancun (MEXICO), 2014-10-15

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age five, and started focusing on the sport seriously in grade 10 of high school.

Why this sport? She was influenced by her older sister who wanted to learn kendo [traditional Japanese style of fencing]. However, there was no kendo club near to their house, so their mother took them both to a fencing club instead.

Club / Team Mynavi: Japan

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2011

Competing for Japan

General Interest

Hobbies Reading, making biscuits, going to the theatre, solving riddles. (news.mynavi.jp, 17 Jun 2020; king-gear.com, 05 Mar 2018)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team foil at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (sportsbull.jp, 07 Sep 2018)

Most influential person in career Japanese fencer Yuki Ota. (tbs.co.jp, 27 Mar 2018)

Awards and honours She received the 2014 Sports Prize for Encouragement in Tokyo, Japan. (tokyo.jp, 18 Nov 2014)

She has been given the International Competition Excellence Award by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. (sports-biz.co.jp, 16 Apr 2016)

Famous relatives Her father Nobusuke Miyawaki represented Japan in fencing at the 2013 Veterans World Championships in Varna, Bulgaria. (fencing-jpn.jp, 14 Oct 2013; asahi.com, 05 Oct 2013)

Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2019 she began serving as a member of the Athletes' Committee of the Japanese Fencing Federation on a two-year term. (fencing-jpn.jp, 05 Dec 2018)

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