English proficiency to be required for Japan fencers

More Sports Apr 25, 2019

English proficiency to be required for Japan fencers

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan Fencing Federation president Yuki Ota has been known as an innovator in the sport since taking over his leadership post in 2017. But he has recently hammered out another unprecedented, astounding initiative. On Thursday, the national governing body announced that an English proficiency exam will ...

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 ...

Ota claims historic first gold for Japan at worlds

More Sports 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 in ...