Maharu Yoshimura

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Maharu Yoshimura
Nationality  Japan
Born (1993-08-03) 3 August 1993 (age 25)
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Playing style right-handed, shakehand grip
Equipment(s) Butterfly Custon (ZL Carbon), Butterfly Tenergy 05 (BH, FH)
Highest ranking 15 (May 2016)
Current ranking 26 (July 2018)

Maharu Yoshimura (吉村 真晴, Yoshimura Maharu, born 3 August 1993) is a Japanese table tennis player.[1]

Life and career

1993–2010: Early life and background

Yoshimura was born in Ibaraki Prefecture to a Japanese father and a Filipina mother. His first name is a Japanese transliteration of the Tagalog word "Mahal", meaning "beloved".[2]


In 2011, while in junior high school, he competed in the February Table Tennis Tournament Japan where he advanced to the top 12. He defeated Kazuhiro Zhang in the semi-finals but lost to Jun Mizutani in the final game. His achievements include the Asian Championships (New Delhi, India; the first victory of a Japanese player in the men's singles[3]) and the All Japan Table Tennis Championships. At the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships, Yoshimura won a silver medal in the mixed doubles event with Kasumi Ishikawa. At the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships, Yoshimura won a gold medal in the mixed doubles event with Kasumi Ishikawa.

Career records

  • Japan Top 12 Table Tennis Tournament (2011)
    • Men's singles runner-up
  • World Junior Table Tennis Championships (2011)
    • 3rd in Men's Singles
    • 3rd in Men's Doubles
  • Interscholastic athletic competition (2011)
    • Men's Doubles winner
    • 3rd in Men's Singles Table Tennis
  • Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships (2011)
    • Men's Doubles runner up
    • Won men's singles
  • All Japan Table Tennis Championships (2012)
    • Won the men's singles
  • Japan Open (2015)
    • Men's Singles runner-up


  1. ^ "Maharu Yoshimura profile". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "水谷止めた!高校生吉村が初優勝/卓球". Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Maharu Yoshimura Strikes Gold in New Delhi to Prevent Chinese Clean Sweep". ITTF. Retrieved 14 September 2012.

External links

  • Official Website
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