Table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara expecting second child

More Sports Dec 6, 2018

Table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara expecting second child

Retired table tennis star Ai Fukuhara announced Wednesday she is pregnant and expecting her second child next spring. "I have been blessed with a second child," the 30-year-old Fukuhara said on her official blog, adding she wants to contribute to the future of children, as ...

Retired 'Ai-chan' leaves table tennis in good hands

More Sports Oct 29, 2018

Retired 'Ai-chan' leaves table tennis in good hands

On the announcement of her retirement, four-time table tennis Olympian Ai Fukuhara said that by paving the way for Japan's new generation of stars, she is leaving the sport in good hands. Despite never tasting the ultimate success at the Olympics or worlds, Fukuhara has ...

Ai Fukuhara announces retirement from table tennis

More Sports Oct 22, 2018

Ai Fukuhara announces retirement from table tennis

Ai Fukuhara, a four-time Olympian in women's table tennis for Japan, announced on her blog Sunday that she is retiring from competition. One of Japan's most popular athletes, Fukuhara rose to fame as a child prodigy. She competed at the Olympics from 2004 to 2016, ...

Ai-chan gives birth to baby girl

More Sports Oct 13, 2017

Ai-chan gives birth to baby girl

Ai Fukuhara gave birth to a baby girl Friday, the first-time mom announced on her official website. "I honestly still can't believe that I'm now a mother," Fukuhara, 28, posted, adding that the newborn weighed in at 2,995 grams. "I'm so glad the birth went ...

Ai-chan expecting first child in autumn

More Sports Jun 29, 2017

Ai-chan expecting first child in autumn

Women's table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara said Thursday she is pregnant and expecting this fall. "We're really pleased that a small life has come to us," the 28-year-old four-time Olympian, who married Taiwanese table tennis player Chiang Hung-chieh last September, wrote on her blog. "I believe ...

Newlywed table tennis icon Fukuhara putting family first

More Sports Jan 11, 2017

Newlywed table tennis icon Fukuhara putting family first

Olympic table tennis player Ai Fukuhara, who held her wedding ceremony in Taipei earlier this month, says she will put family first before her sport. Fukuhara, 28, told Taiwan's Apple Daily in an interview published on Wednesday that she felt for the first time that ...

Olympics Oct 4, 2016

Fukuhara a target of cyber hackers

Women's table tennis team bronze medalist Ai Fukuhara is among the three Japanese athletes who were targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents, a cyber hacker group said Monday. The World Anti-Doping Agency admitted the same day the hacking organization calling itself "Fancy ...

Table tennis star Ai-chan marries Taiwanese boyfriend

More Sports Sep 8, 2016

Table tennis star Ai-chan marries Taiwanese boyfriend

Rio Games bronze medalist Ai Fukuhara, who is a national icon of Japan, has tied the knot with her Taiwanese boyfriend Chiang Hung-chieh, who is also an Olympic table tennis player, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. Fukuhara had told people close to her ...