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Tennis Osaka Naomi “Japan National Team Aims at the Tokyo Olympics” Selects Japanese Nationality | NHK News

2019-10-10T07:22:08.084Z

Tennis player Naomi Osaka decided to participate in the next year's Tokyo Olympics as a representative of Japan, and made a procedure to select Japanese nationality ...



Tennis Naomi Osaka "Aiming for the Tokyo Olympics with the Japanese National Team" Select Japanese nationality October 10 at 16:15

It was revealed that tennis player Naomi Osaka decided to participate in the next year's Tokyo Olympics as a representative of Japan and made a procedure to select Japanese nationality. Mr. Osaka said, “It is a special desire to aim for the Tokyo Olympics as a representative of Japan.”

Osaka, who is ranked 3rd in the world ranking, won the tournament held in Beijing on the 6th of this month and won the third victory this season.

On the 10th, we practiced at the National Training Center in Kita-ku, Tokyo, and then responded to NHK coverage.

Osaka has Japanese and American nationalities, but in an interview he decided to participate in the next year's Tokyo Olympics as a representative of Japan, and was born on the 16th birthday of this month, which is 22 years old as required by law. It was clarified that the procedure to select Japanese nationality was performed before.

Mr. Osaka said, “It is a special feeling to aim for the Olympics as a representative of Japan. I think that playing with the pride of the country will make me feel more emotional.”

And then, for the Olympics, “I can play well on the big stage, so there are expectations for myself at the Tokyo Olympics. "I showed enthusiasm."

According to the Japan Tennis Association, with this selection of Japanese nationality, Osaka will meet the requirements for participating in the next year's Olympics as a representative of Japan if he participates in another national competition organized by the International Tennis Federation.

Source: nhk

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