A member of the Japanese women's national team, who won the silver medal for the first time in the history of basketball at the Tokyo Olympics, visited the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on the 19th and reported the medal acquisition to Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hagita.

The Japan Women's Basketball National Team defeated the top teams in the world ranking one after another at the Tokyo Olympics to win the final, and won the silver medal, the first medal for both men and women in basketball.

On the 19th, captains Maki Takada and Saki Hayashi visited the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.



Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hagita, who received the report of winning the medal, said, "The appearance of boldly challenging the powerful nations, playing hard as one, and praising the opponents conveyed the value of sports." I said the word.



In response, Takada said, "I'm disappointed because I was aiming for a gold medal, but I'm proud to win the medal. I want to do my best looking three years from now while valuing the bonds with my friends." I vowed to play an active part in the Olympics.



Also, in the quarter-final against Belgium, Hayashi, who scored a three-point shot in the reverse direction just before the end of the match and became a key player in advancing to the final, said, "I am very happy to have brought back the silver medal with the three points that I have. I want to do my best toward it. "

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