Residence Tokyo, JPN
Higher education Law - Hosei University: Tokyo, JPN
|Leipzig (GERMANY), 2017-07-20|
|Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-13||Wuxi (CHINA), 2016-04-13|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age six.
Why this sport? He was influenced by his parents and his older brother.
Club / Team Hosei University: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach Oleg Matseichuk [national], UKR
Hobbies Karaoke, watching movies. (king-gear.com, 26 Jul 2018)
Hero / Idol Japanese fencer Yuki Ota. (king-gear.com, 26 Jul 2018)
Injuries In November 2017 he underwent surgery after fracturing his right wrist in the semifinals of the All Japan Intercollegiate tournament. He returned to competition in February 2018. (Twitter profile, 13 Feb 2018, 21 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours He was named Rookie of the Year at the 2016 Japanese Olympic Committee [JOC] Sports Awards. (cyclestyle.net, 12 Jun 2017)
Famous relatives His father Yuichi Shikine represented Japan in fencing, and has served as head coach of the Japan national fencing team. His brother Akihiro Shikine competed in the sport at the 2012 World Cadet Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation, while his mother Naoko was a fencer at national level. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jun 2019; olympicchannel.com, 14 Jan 2019; king-gear.com, 26 Jul 2018; fencing-jpn.jp, 08 May 2018; mainichi.jp, 08 Jan 2017)
Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olympicchannel.com, 14 Jan 2019)
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