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MIYAWAKI Karin

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Rank33
Pts48.00
Age22
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Personal Information

Languages Japanese

Higher education Economics - Keio University : Tokyo, JPN

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.

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.

Name of coach Yuichi Shikine [national], JPN; Franck Boidin [national], FRA; Yusuke Fukuda [national], JPN

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2011

Competing for Japan

General Interest

Hobbies Reading. (sportie.com, 21 Jan 2016)

Most influential person in career Japanese fencer Yuki Ota. (sports-biz.co.jp, 16 Apr 2016; tbs.co.jp, 27 Mar 2018)

Awards and honours She was 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)

She was given the 2014 Sports Prize for Encouragement in Tokyo, Japan. (tokyo.jp, 18 Nov 2014)

Famous relatives Her father Nobusuke Miyawaki has also represented Japan in fencing, and competed at the 2013 Veterans World Championships in Verna, Bulgaria. (asahi.com, 05 Oct 2013)

Ambitions To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (jukushin.com, 04 Dec 2016)

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