Tomokazu Harimoto, who won the men's singles at the international table tennis tournament held in Qatar, returned to Japan and interviewed online, saying, "I was confident because I knew I could win the world."
Harimoto returned to Japan last night after winning the men's singles at an international competition in Doha, Qatar until the 13th.
Harimoto, who was interviewed by the press online on the 15th, mentioned that it has been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake that he experienced at his home in Sendai City when he was in the first grade of elementary school during this tournament. This tournament is different from usual, and I'm more than happy to be able to deliver the victory to everyone, rather than being happy for myself. "
After that, looking back on the tournament, "There were many scenes where even the middle team away from the table tennis table met with overseas players evenly, or returned the ball that the opponent thought was decided and scored. I think I've gained a lot of play because I've scored more points outside the ball. I'm confident that I can win the world. "
According to the Japan Table Tennis Association, there are plans to hold international tournaments in China in May and in Hungary in June, so while thinking about whether or not Harimoto will participate, he said, "I want to participate if there is a tournament. I'm stronger. Just because I won this tournament doesn't make a big difference. I want to do my best without forgetting to do my best every time. "