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In the table tennis table for Tokyo Olympic women's singles, Yoshizumi Ishikawa and Miu Hirano competed hard until the last international tournament, and Ishikawa made sure to enter the team with a slight difference. Although the results were divided, the two of them evolved even in the midst of competition, and fought through a high-level representative battle as never before.

Ishikawa and Hirano One frame left

This is a battle for representatives over the two frames of the women's singles of the Tokyo Olympics that lasted for a year. Misato Ito continued to run the top in selection points, and Ishikawa and Hirano competed for second place.


Since Hirano won the Ototoshi Asian Championship by defeating the top players in China in succession, it was a time when he was unable to win in response to table tennis that made the most of his speed. Still, from the regret of having lost the representative fight of the last Rio de Janeiro Olympics, "I learned that the Olympics is a tournament that I can't get out unless I go to get the right to participate. In the chest, we faced the fight for the representative of the word.

Evolution in a nasty battle

In order to improve the level in order to win the tough competition, in addition to the shot with the speed to hit back at a fast timing, we have also actively worked on a new fighting method that combines the loose ball that misses the opponent's timing to make it quick and slow. It was.

And in the August World Tour, a direct confrontation with Ishikawa at the Czech Open, he gained points with a moderate attack, and Ishikawa won the first victory in the seventh international competition. The figure evolved in a difficult battle.

Ishikawa The hardest and most difficult battle ever

On the other hand, Mr. Ishikawa, who has won the two representatives of the Olympic Games in the past, said that “I was the hardest and hardest ever,” and the difficult period continued.

In addition to researching play styles that emphasized certainty with few mistakes, “I feel strongly that I have to go to the Olympics twice, which is completely different from the play I want to defend and play that I want to do. I just did it, "he said.

He looked back on a direct confrontation with Hirano at the Czech Open, and said, “While Hirano played a drastic play, he tried to put it in too much and could not attack as he wanted. I learned a lot from the figure of playing. "

Victory in the second showdown

Ishikawa makes a drastic decision in the midst of a struggle. It is a change to an aggressive play style that you can attack boldly.

“I want to attack without making any mistakes.”

This is the international tournament held in Canada this month. The final was the second direct confrontation with Hirano. If he lost, he was pulled away by Hirano at the selection point, and the representatives were far away and the biggest player was, and Ishikawa continued to attack with fearless mistakes.

Hirano ran down in a new way of fighting that was not only fast, but in the end, Ishikawa shook off and won the game count 4 to 2.

In both cases, Hirano was reversed by a selection point of more than 10,000 points, and it was confirmed that the team was able to enter the Grand Final with a slight difference of 135 points.

The long and harsh representational battle over the course of the year was raised by Ishikawa at the very end, but we are also looking forward to the future of the two who continued to evolve and improve each other.