Maharu Yoshimura

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Maharu Yoshimura
Nationality  Japan
Born (1993-08-03) 3 August 1993 (age 24)
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

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]

2011–present

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

References

  1. ^ "Maharu Yoshimura profile". rio2016.com. 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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