Languages Japanese, Korean
Higher education Law - Chuo University: Hachioji, JPN
License number 20111998000
|Hammamet (TUNISIA), 2022-05-06||Baltimore (USA), 2018-01-26||Athènes (GREECE), 2020-03-06|
|Tashkent (UZBEKISTAN), 2023-02-10|
|Le Caire (EGYPT), 2022-07-17|
|Suwon City (KOREA), 2014-07-02||Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25|
|Seoul (KOREA), 2022-06-12||Hong Kong (HONG KONG, CHINA), 2017-06-15|
|Padoue (ITALY), 2022-05-20|
|Tunis (TUNISIA), 2023-01-14|
|Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI), 2017-08-20|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age nine.
Why this sport? She was encouraged to try the sport by her parents, and went to a fencing class where her father coached. She took up foil in grade three of primary school, but competed in sabre at a competition which had a prize of a jigsaw puzzle. She then switched to sabre before starting middle school.
Club / Team Tachihi Holdings : Japan
Name of coach Jerome Guth [national], FRA
Competing for Japan
Hobbies Shopping. (Instagram profile, 20 Mar 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The attraction of fencing lies in the spectacle offered. Looking for perfectly precise movements and winning with impeccable technique is exhilarating." (shinken-oita.jp, 05 Apr 2021)
Awards and honours She was given the 2014 Sports Prize for Encouragement in Tokyo, Japan. (tokyo.jp, 25 Nov 2014)
Famous relatives Her father Koji Emura has represented Japan in fencing, and competed in foil at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. He also served as head coach of the Japanese fencing team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Her mother Takae Emura competed in epee at the 1997 World Championships in Cape Town, South Africa. Her older brother Syotaro has competed in fencing at national level and her younger brother Ryohei has represented Japan in the sport at junior international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 May 2021; sanspo.com, 26 Apr 2021; nikkansports.com, 09 Apr 2021, 03 Jun 2018; eurofencing.info, 01 Jan 2021; fencing-jpn.jp, 01 Oct 2020; hochi.co.jp, 24 Sep 2014)
Ambitions To win gold in individual and team epee at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (tokyo-sports.co.jp, 07 Sep 2021)
Other information TURNING PROFESSIONAL
In April 2021 she turned professional after completing her studies at Chuo University in Hachioji, Japan. "There were two reasons. Firstly, I wasn't able to give back to my sponsors who supported me ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo due to the postponement of the Games. Secondly, there have been no fencers who were able to continue their sporting careers solely on income received from sponsors. I'm still not sure whether this choice will bring good results, but I'm confident that my success will give the next generation new dreams and possibilities." (Instagram profile, 11 Apr 2021; nikkansports.com, 09 Apr 2021)
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