Japan Women's NT 2021

  • Wasn't Seitoku's coach rumoured for the U Squads

    Hadn't seen that, but I don't see much. He's been at Seitoku for 40 years!


    I guess we'll have to embrace high sets and headbands if that happens :rolll:

  • what?? am I reading this right? France women's national team will have to go through qualifiers to participate in their own olympics?

  • what?? am I reading this right? France women's national team will have to go through qualifiers to participate in their own olympics?

    I think it's a Google Translate fail. Maybe:


    "Also, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be the host country. I didn't have to fight for the qualifying, but I have to win the qualifying for the Paris Olympics"

  • Isn’t there is a new rule that now the host country have to participate in qualification round as well? Or was I reading that wrong.

    No, there isn't.

  • Article about Miya Sato and Naonobu Fujii:


    https://number.bunshun.jp/articles/-/850750?page=1


    Most of the content are about how their relationship - how they became friends, the proposal, and married life, but what struck me is what she shared about how painful for her to not be able to play in the Olympics while supporting his husband who got in the roster. The rawness and honesty of what she said.


    Quote

    [google translate, so might not be very accurate]


    It seems to be an ideal relationship, but because the place we are aiming for is the same, Miya at one period of time couldn't accept the decisive "difference" that occurred between the two of them.


    "He went to the Olympics. But I couldn't get out. That's the decisive difference. That's why I was so jealous, the person I want to support the most, I'm rooting for you, but I can't support you. Looking back now, I said a lot of terrible things."