The Japan Para Tournament for Wheelchair Rugby began on the 20th, and the players from Japan who won the bronze medal for the second consecutive tournament at the Tokyo Paralympics played against each other.

The Japan Para Tournament is a top-level parasports tournament in Japan, and wheelchair rugby will be held in Chiba City from the 20th to the 2nd.



Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, overseas teams cannot participate, so in this tournament, representative candidate players such as members who won the bronze medal for the second consecutive tournament at the Tokyo Paralympics will be divided into three teams and will play round robin. It was held with about 300 spectators.



Of these, the third match will be centered around the team of 19-year-old Katsuya Hashimoto, who is expected to be a future ace candidate, and 46-year-old veteran Shinichi Shimakawa, who has been selected as the representative of Japan from the 2004 Athens Paralympics. The team played against each other.



In the match, Hashimoto and Shimakawa played an active part, scoring points respectively, and it was a development to compete for one point, but Hashimoto's team who won the competition at the end of the game won 52 to 51.



After the match, Shimakawa said, "It was a training camp to play between the Japanese national teams, but the atmosphere was different. I was able to fight seriously as an enemy and play in the presence of the spectators. It was fun. "



The tournament will be held at the same venue on the 21st.

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