Yukiko Inui, who won the solo gold medal for the first time in Japan at the World Artistic Swimming Championships held last year, responded to the interview and said that she would like to win the gold medal again at the World Championships to be held in Fukuoka City in July this year. I talked about my intentions.

The 32-year-old Inui, who won the gold medal for the first time as a Japanese soloist at the world championships held in Hungary last year, responded to an interview in Tokyo on the 29th, saying, "When it was decided to go to Fukuoka. I wanted to get out of there. I watched the 2001 World Championships held in Japan and continued to compete," he said of his thoughts on the tournament held in his home country.

In artistic swimming, the rules have been changed, such as each technique being scored, and Inui is now working on more difficult leg techniques.

Inui said, "The rules have changed, and I'm doing it with a new feeling. Even if I think I've raised the difficulty of the technique, there may be people with a much higher difficulty, so I'll try to win. I really want to win the gold medal," he said enthusiastically.

On the other hand, regarding the fact that the IOC = International Olympic Committee is considering the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions, he said, "If I was a Ukrainian athlete, it would be difficult to meet at the same venue. I think."

Coach Imura "I want to spend 24 hours practicing with her"

Masayo Imura, the solo coach of the Japan national team who has coached Inui Yukiko for many years, said, "The new rules have continued for days, and everything is new, but Inui's goal is to win consecutive world championships. He will end his career. While feeling close to her, she continues to be more ambitious than any other player, and if it helps me achieve my goals, I would like to spend 24 hours practicing with her now."