Table tennis Tomokazu Harimoto Aspirations for the first international tournament in 8 months October 25, 18:03

Tomokazu Harimoto, a table tennis player who has been appointed as the representative of the Tokyo Olympics, responded to an interview before the international tournament that will resume for the first time in eight months next month, saying, "It's a long-awaited match, so I'm most excited about it." I talked about.

Harimoto is scheduled to participate in two international competitions, including the Men's World Cup in China next month, and was interviewed online before leaving Japan on the 25th.

Harimoto said about the international tournament for the first time in eight months, "It's a long-awaited match, so I'm most excited about it."

After arriving in China, it is necessary to live in isolation to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, and there are periods when you cannot practice table tennis.

Regarding this, "I'm a little worried because it's my first time, but I think it's important to watch training, swinging, and watching videos of past games in a limited way," he said. I revealed.

Regarding the backhand that he focused on strengthening during the period when there was no match, he said, "I am confident that I can hit the top backhand in my life as a table tennis player. I have a sense of stability that keeps hitting with high power without mistakes. I think it has increased more than that, so please pay attention to it. "

On top of that, he was enthusiastic, "I'm aiming to win every game as long as I get out, and I want to cherish each game more than ever and regain my senses."