THE AMBASADOR REPRERESENTATIVES
Badminton

YONEKURA Kanako

Message

To all of the players, coaches, and staff,

Welcome to Tokyo!

We are very happy to welcome you as high-level representatives of Asia from varying cities. For the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we have four years left to prepare for the big event. We are excited to showcase the results of our hard training efforts together on competition day. This day is not only about competition, it is also about friendly exchange between you and your fellow players.

Regardless of cultural and language differences, we are here to benefit each other. It is because of these shared experiences at this sports tournament that we hope it will create an opportunity for a reunion at the Tokyo Olympics. Even though we are not contributing very much, we give our full support in fostering long lasting friendships.

We are truly grateful to everyone involved with supporting this tournament and we wish everyone success!

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YONEKURA Kanako

1998: Bangkok Asian Championship Women’s Singles Champion
2000: Representative to Sydney Olympics
2004: Representative to Athens Olympics
2005: All Japan Championship Women’s Singles Champion