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Yuki Ota, Japan’s first and only fencing world champion and a double Olympic medalist, will seek a place on the executive board of the International Fencing Federation, a source told Kyodo News on Monday.

The 30-year-old Ota was selected as head of the player’s executive committee in 2013. He attended FIE board meetings and held a right to vote, but was scheduled to finish his term during the middle of next year.

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