Two athletes with three rifles at the Tokyo Olympics informal offer Maintained a job offer conditionally July 12 1:22
The Japan Rifle Shooting Association decided to maintain the unofficial decision after setting conditions for the two athletes with three male and female rifles who have been nominated as representatives of the Tokyo Olympics postponed next year, and the remaining events will be finalized again. I decided to hold a selection meeting.
The Japan Rifle Shooting Association held a board meeting on November 11 to discuss the selection of the Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
As a result, we decided to maintain the unofficial offer of the two men, Takashi Matsumoto and Shiori Hirata, who have already been unveiled as representatives with three rifles.
It means that the record meeting scheduled to be held from January to March next year will exceed a certain record, and if it does not reach the record, a final selection meeting will be held including other players.
Tsunehiko Tamura, Vice Chairman of the Japan Rifle Shooting Association, said, "We must maintain the competitiveness suitable for the national team for the next year's tournament. These two will not fall below the standard."
On the other hand, regarding the selection of representatives of male and female air rifles and male and female air pistols, and male rapid fire pistols and female 25m pistols, which have not yet been announced as a representative, the final selection scheduled for March The final selection meeting will be held again by March next year based on the players scheduled to participate.
About Takashi Matsumoto
Takashi Matsumoto, a 36-year-old man from Nagasaki Prefecture, who has been nominated as a representative of the Tokyo Olympic Games with three shooting male rifle postures. I started shooting when I was in the first year of high school, and after I went to Nihon University, I entered the Self-Defense Force Physical Education School, where I produced a shooting medalist.
I have tried to compete in the Olympic Games since the Beijing Games, but I didn't reach the Rio de Janeiro Games for three consecutive games.
Nevertheless, he won the bronze medal in this event at the Jakarta Asian Games, which is the oldest.
With 3 postures of the men's rifle of the Asian Championship held in Qatar last November, he became the 11th place among the top Japanese athletes and was nominated as the first Olympic representative.
Matsumoto is also aiming to participate in the Tokyo Games with an air rifle.
With Shiori Hirata
Shiori Hirata, who has been designated as a representative of the Tokyo Olympic Games with 3 postures of shooting female rifle, is 20 years old from Ishikawa prefecture. I am a third year student at Meiji University.
He started shooting when he was in the first year of high school under the influence of the clay shooting player's father, and became a prominent figure in the shooting World Cup held in India last year when he finished 7th in the air rifle event.
The rifle 3 stance was an event that I had just worked on for 3 years, but I won the bronze medal at the Asian Championships held in Qatar in November last year and became the top Japanese player.
Hirata is also aiming to participate in the Tokyo Games with an air rifle.