At the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology commendation was given to the athletes who won the medals, and the commendation certificate was handed to the athletes such as Jun Mizutani who won the gold medal in the mixed doubles of table tennis on behalf of the athletes.

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology commendation will be given to 193 athletes who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and their leaders, and a certificate of commendation will be given to the athletes who won the prize.



At the ceremony held at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on the 21st, 19 gold medalists including Mizutani of table tennis, Yukiko Ueno of softball, and Takayuki Suzuki who won five medals in the Paralympic swimming race on behalf of the players. Attended.



Among them, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hagita said, "I think that the players who have been practicing every day will be disappointed in the difficulty of postponing one year and holding it in Corona. I want you to tell me. "



In response, Kazuyasu Minobe, a fencing men's team on behalf of the athletes, said, "Don't forget to thank the endangered tournament in Corona. Contributing to the development of the sports world. I want to do my best to do it. "



In addition, Suzuki, a para-swimmer, said, "Since many people have learned about the Paralympics at the event held in my own country, I would like to work toward my goals so that I can develop further."

Table tennis Mizutani "I'm glad I've been playing table tennis for a long time."

Jun Mizutani, a table tennis player who attended the ceremony, said, "I'm glad I've been playing table tennis for a long time."



Mizutani, who has won a gold medal at the Tokyo Games and has indicated his intention to retire, said, "I'm looking for what I'm going to do after finishing my career as a table tennis player. I haven't found the answer yet, but what? I wish I could find a useful job. "

Softball Ueno "Power for activities to convey to the younger generation"

In addition, Yukiko Ueno of softball said, "I feel that the softball league match has gradually become an audience and that many people have supported me through the Olympics. In the future, I will cultivate myself in the younger generation. I would like to focus on activities as a position to convey what I have learned. "

Para Bicycle Sugiura "Thanks to the people who guided me"

Keiko Sugiura, who won two gold medals at the age of 50, the oldest Japanese player on a Paralympic bicycle, said, "I couldn't come this far by myself, so I'm full of gratitude to the people who guided me. I looked back on the tournament.



On top of that, he said with a lot of humor, "People who meet for the first time are pleased to see the medal, and now I can say" that 50 years old "in the city. I want to do my best in active duty for the rest of my life."

Parasports Kimura "I'm glad you held the tournament."

Keiichi Kimura, a swimmer who won the first gold medal at the Paralympic Games, which was his fourth appearance, said, "I am happy again that many people supported me and made me happy, and I was able to hold the tournament. It was good. I had a big goal to win a gold medal, so I want to find the next solid goal in the future. "

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