Sani Brown Abdul Hakim, who holds a Japanese record of 9 seconds 97 in the men's 100 meters on land, said, "I want to do my best to aim for the gold medal in all 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters relays at the beginning of the postponed Tokyo Olympic year. "I said my aspirations.
21-year-old Sani Brown is based in Florida, USA, and has been practicing at the professional team "Tumbleweed Track Club", which has produced Olympic medalists since July last year.
While the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for one year and international competitions have been canceled one after another, last year I did not participate in races including the Japan Championships, but according to the people concerned, now I am focusing on the body building menu with a new team It means that we are working on it.
Sani Brown said in an online interview from the United States about the current situation, "I got an extra year after the Olympics were postponed, so I'm in the process of making effective use of it and making steady preparations. I said.
In addition, when asked about the theme of this year in kanji, he gave the word "super" and said, "I wish I could grow one or two steps as a person and as a player after 2021. My theme. I think it would be best if I could grow after the Olympics. "
He said, "I want to do everything I can to cherish every day and be ready for the Olympics. I want to do my best to win the gold medal in all 100m, 200m and 400m relays." I talked about.
Soccer Takehiro Tomiyasu
22-year-old Takehiro Tomiyasu, who plays soccer and the Italian 1st division league, said to the Tokyo Olympics, "I think that each and every one of us is at the stage of growing up toward the Olympics with the strength of our team. I want to do what I can do as a team so that I can face it with a stronger team. "
In addition, in response to the continuing spread of the new coronavirus infection at home and abroad, "I will continue to play as a soccer player with all my strength on the pitch. On top of that, it will be a plus for the future of children who are engaged in soccer. I want to think about what I can do off the pitch. "
"Nadeshiko Japan" Yui Hasegawa
Yui Hasegawa, who plays the role of the command tower in the Japan national soccer team "Nadeshiko Japan", said, "It's a stage where you can give back to the people who took care of you, so I want everyone to enjoy it with good results. I will do my best to aim for it. "
Hasegawa, who responded to the interview in a green furisode to match the New Year, gave the word "Raku" as a kanji to express the theme of this year and said, "The word" enjoy "is the best for me and I enjoy it. I think there are things that can be achieved, so I want to take good care of it. "
Rugby sevens girl Fumiko Otake
Fumiko Otake, a sevens rugby girl, said, "The value of sports is being questioned now, but I believe that sports have changed me and I have the power to impress and move people. I want to increase the value of sports in Japan, "he said.
Otake was a heptathlon player until high school, but he turned to rugby aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.
Regarding the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, "I was depressed by the shock, but it was a plus for me, who has a short history of competition. Last year, I was in a hurry and anxiety about unexpected situations, but what happened? I want to do my best positively without hanging the core. "
Hockey Girls Hazuki Yuda
Hazuki Yuda, a hockey girl, said at the start of the postponed Tokyo Olympic Year, "I don't know if it will be held due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and even if it is held, I think it will put a lot of pressure on it in my own country. I want to hold my own axis firmly without shaking, "he said.
At the Rio de Janeiro tournament, which was Yuda's first appearance, Japan lost in the qualifying league without winning a single victory.
Yuda said, "I want to relieve the regrets of the previous tournament. I think that there will be more opportunities to see hockey because it is held in my own country, so I want to accumulate wins in each race at the Tokyo tournament and aim for medals." It was.