Fencer Ota targets gold in Olympic swan song

Jul 30, 2016

Fencer Ota targets gold in Olympic swan song

Having become the first Japanese world champion, two-time Olympic silver medalist Yuki Ota is ready to bring home the first gold medal in fencing in what will be his fourth and final Summer Games. The 30-year-old, who won his first Olympic medal in Beijing ...

Ota sets sights on fencing gold in Rio

Apr 20, 2016

Ota sets sights on fencing gold in Rio

Yuki Ota on Wednesday vowed to double his efforts to win the men’s individual foil gold medal at the Rio Olympics. “What I have fallen short of is the gold medal. That is the only thing I will be aiming for,” the 2008 Beijing ...

Apr 5, 2016

Ota makes Japan's Olympic fencing team

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Yuki Ota and three others were officially named to Japan’s fencing team for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Tuesday. Ota, whose medals came in men’s individual foil in the 2008 Beijing Games and team foil in London four ...

Fencer Ota punches ticket to Rio Games

Mar 14, 2016

Fencer Ota punches ticket to Rio Games

Fencer Yuki Ota, who won the men’s foil silver medal at the 2008 Olympics and a team silver in 2012, has booked his spot in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Games, the Japan Fencing Federation announced Monday. Last summer, Ota became Japan’s first world ...

Ota claims historic first gold for Japan at worlds

Jul 17, 2015

Ota claims historic first gold for Japan at worlds

Yuki Ota was crowned the first- ever Japanese world champion in fencing after winning the men’s individual foil at the World Fencing Championships here on Thursday. Ota, who won an individual silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and another silver in the team foil ...