Athletes who will participate in the world judo championships in October hold a press conference in Tokyo, and Funan Tonaki, who won the silver medal in the women's 48 kg class at the Tokyo Olympics, said, "I've always lost in the finals at the world championships, so I'm going to win. I want to," he said, expressing his enthusiasm for winning the championship for the first time in five years.
The Judo World Championships will be held in Uzbekistan from October 6th, and on the 12th, representative athletes from the same affiliation held a press conference at the dojo in Meguro-ku, Tokyo.
Of these, Tonaki, who won the silver medal in the women's 48-kilogram class at the Tokyo Olympics, said, "It was my pattern to do what I wanted to do and lose. After winning the world championship in 2017, I've been losing in the finals since then, so I want to win," he said, expressing his enthusiasm for winning the championship for the first time in five years.
Looking back on the Tokyo Olympics, where he won the silver medal, he said, "I did everything I could, and I have no regrets." I want to go there,” looking ahead to the Paris Olympics two years from now.
Men's 90-kilogram class Kasuke Masuyama, who won last year's world championships as a member of the team team, said, "I watched the individual competition, so I thought I would win next year. I want to make an appeal," he said.
Megumi Horikawa, who was selected for the world championships for the first time in the women's 63-kilogram class, said, "I'm not injured and I'm adjusting well. I want to win ippon in judo without gaps, whether it's standing or ground." I was determined.