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Young wheelchair rugby player aiming for Olympic gold

More Sports / Rugby May 19, 2016

Young wheelchair rugby player aiming for Olympic gold

A teenage wheelchair rugby player is hoping to inspire the national wheelchair rugby team to win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Takumi Wachi, now 19, was a key player when his team, the Hokkaido Big Dippers, won at the Asian Paralympic Games in Incheon, ...

One-time soccer player changes tack, opens Sapporo cafe

National Dec 31, 2015

One-time soccer player changes tack, opens Sapporo cafe

Haruyuki Ogawa achieved his dream of becoming a professional soccer player despite having hardly played the sport until age 22. His life as an athlete, however, lasted less than a year. But he soon decided to follow another dream: to open a cafe, despite having ...