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At the World Relay Championships held in Poland, the Japanese team passed the qualifying group in XNUMXst place and XNUMXnd place overall, and the Japanese team showed a good run in the final and won the silver medal.Powerful nations such as the United States and Jamaica have forgotten to participate, but they have proved that they are at a level where they can compete with the world.
In particular, Ikuto Kawabata's run was excellent, and he made a great contribution to winning the silver medal by showing a good run in the fastest lap of the Japanese team in qualifying and two runs in the final.
While many athletes were sponsored, Kawabata developed his talent with the support of Shinji Aoto, the track and field club of Chukyo University, in a difficult livelihood and practice environment without any support from spawner companies.
He didn't appear as a top player, he didn't have a professional contract from a company, and the training environment wasn't good, so he couldn't even invite the Japanese national team training camp.
I won the World Relay Selection Race and became a relay member.
Mr. Aoto, an Olympian, is a master craftsman who has run the track and field club with me for many years and raised Kana Ichikawa at Chukyo University.
A talented track and field instructor representing the Tokai region fell in love with Kawabata's high potential and asked me to provide thoracic training guidance.
Kawabata, who has an honest heart and aspirations, immediately accepted and absorbed the guidance, put it to practical use, and immediately produced results.
His performance has definitely improved, and it has the potential to break the Japanese record set by Susumu Takano, who is the oldest and unbreakable in the near future for about 30 years.
Also, at the Paris Olympics, it is expected that he will be in a position to aim for a medal in the relay as a core player.
I would like to support him so as not to destroy his talent, both medically and financially.
Kawabata immediately contacted me with joy from Poland.
After returning to Japan, I am honored to be able to provide training guidance to win the Japan Championship.
The Tokyo Olympics are in jeopardy, but the success of athletes gives us courage.