Residence Tokyo, JPN
Occupation Athlete, Office Worker
Higher education Law - Hosei University: Tokyo, JPN
License number 07121997000
|Leipzig (GERMANY), 2017-07-20|
|Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-13||Wuxi (CHINA), 2016-04-13|
|Doha (QATAR), 2021-03-26|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age six.
Why this sport? "My father coached a fencing club and, when I was little, I used to go to the club with my brother and we often fought with a sword. At that time, my father asked me, 'Why don't you try fencing?'"
Club / Team Nexus : Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach Oleg Matseichuk [national], UKR; Yusuke Aoki [national], JPN
Hobbies Reading comic books. (Instagram profile, 25 Apr 2021)
Hero / Idol Japanese fencer Yuki Ota. (nikkansports.com, 25 Apr 2021; 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 at world championship level 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 May 2021; 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 in the individual and team events at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nikkansports.com, 25 Apr 2021)
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