In Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture, which is the area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear accident, children are drawn with illustrations of athletes to support local athletes who will participate in the Tokyo Olympics while taking measures against the infection of the new coronavirus. I was given a mask.

This was planned by the "Futaba Olympic Athletes Support Association", which was established locally to support Olympic athletes who are related to Futaba-gun, which is the area affected by the earthquake and the nuclear accident.

About 50 children and students gather in the school building of Tomioka Elementary and Junior High School in Tomioka Town, and the person in charge of the support group is Kento Momota of the badminton men's singles who graduated from the local Tomioka Daiichi Junior High School and Isamu Watanabe of the mixed doubles. I introduced a big player and Arisa Higashino.



He also explained that four players, including Jun Endo and Yuika Sugasawa of the Japan Women's Soccer Team "Nadeshiko Japan", were practicing at high schools in Hirono and Tomioka.



Then, they presented the children with cloth masks with illustrations of the players and called on them to support them while taking measures against the infection of the new coronavirus.

A boy in the third year of junior high school who received the mask said, "I am happy and proud that various players have graduated from junior high school in Tomioka. ..



Yoshiko Aoki, chairman of the "Futaba Olympic Athletes Support Association," said, "I would like to express my gratitude and support the young people who were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake without giving up." I did.

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