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YAMADA Masaru

epee
Rank14
Pts95.000
Age25
HandR

Personal Information

Family Wife Rie Ohashi

Occupation Athlete

Languages Japanese

Higher education Physical Education - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Zone Championships1--1
Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-15
--11
Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI), 2017-08-20

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He took up fencing in grade two of primary school in Japan.

Why this sport? He got involved in the sport because it suited his physique.

Club / Team Japan Self-Defence Force [JSDF] Physical Training School: Japan

Name of coach Oleksandr Gorbachuk [national], UKR

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2013

Competing for Japan

General Interest

Nicknames Masarun, Makun (fencingfan.net, 26 Nov 2015)

Hobbies Watching movies. (fencingfan.net, 26 Nov 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Review the old and learn the new." (fencingfan.net, 26 Nov 2015)

Awards and honours He received an Excellence Award at the 2018 Asaka Citizen Sports Awards in Japan. (city.asaka.lg.jp, 01 Nov 2018)

In 2017 he received the Toba City Sports Excellence Award, and the Mie Prefecture Sports Special Achievement Award in Japan. (pref.mie.lg.jp, 08 Feb 2018; city.toba.mie.jp, 01 Jan 2018)

In 2014 he was given the Kozuki Sports Prize by the Kozuki Foundation in Japan. (kozuki.or.jp, 11 Aug 2014)

In 2014 he received a Sports Excellence Award in Setagaya, Japan. (se-sports.or.jp, 23 Feb 2015)

He received an Excellence Award at the 2012 Toba Players and Teams Excellence Awards in Japan. (toba.mie.jp, 14 Dec 2012)

Milestones He became the first male Japanese fencer to win a gold medal in individual epee at the world junior championships when he claimed victory at the 2014 edition of the tournament in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jun 2019; nu-taiiku.jp, 23 Apr 2014)

Famous relatives His sister Ayumi has represented Japan in fencing, and was part of the team that finished fourth in team epee at the 2018 Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. (mainichi.jp, 18 Jun 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Jul 2018)

Ambitions To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 02 Jun 2019; Japan Self-Defence Force [JSDF] Physical Training School Ameba profile, 23 Aug 2018)

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