Fencers seek Olympic spots

More Sports Jun 12, 2019

Fencers seek Olympic spots

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan's national team fencers are fired up for the upcoming Asian Championships as they seek to earn spots in the team competitions at next year's Tokyo Olympics. "Team competitions are more important at the Olympics," Japan Fencing Federation managing director Nobusuke Miyawaki said on Wednesday ...

Ota elected to board of fencing body

More Sports Nov 28, 2016

Ota elected to board of fencing body

The International Fencing Federation elected Japanese world champion and double Olympic medalist Yuki Ota as a member of its executive board Sunday. Ota, who retired after this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he lost in the round of 32 in individual foil, will ...

Ota to run for place on fencing board

More Sports Oct 31, 2016

Ota to run for place on fencing board

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 ...

Ota sets sights on fencing gold in Rio

General 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 Olympic ...

More Sports 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 years ...

Fencer Ota punches ticket to Rio Games

More Sports 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 champion ...

More Sports Feb 7, 2016

Japan men's foil team misses Rio Games fencing berth

Japan's men's foil team missed out on a place in this summer's Olympics fencing tournament after China took the berth as the top-ranked team from Asia-Oceania after the World Cup on Sunday. World No. 6 Japan, which won the silver medal in the 2012 London ...

More Sports Nov 15, 2015

Fencer Minobe wins all-Japan final at epee World Cup

Fencer Kazuyasu Minobe won an all-Japanese men's final at the epee World Cup in Talinn on Saturday, beating 23-year-old compatriot Satoru Uyama. Minobe, ranked 15th in the world, defeated French No. 1 Grumier Gauthier in the semifinals before a comprehensive 15-8 win in the final. ...