Do you have a favorite athlete or team that you root for?
Did you enjoy the Olympics this summer?
It is always a dignified, beautiful thing to see athletes push their limits, continuing to pursue their dreams in a sport they have practiced since childhood. But every competitor, no matter how great, must eventually retire and begin a new life.
Do you know how athletes find and pursue new paths, or how they have found new arenas where they can shine?
ICC has invited Tatsuki MACHIDA, a former figure skater who performed in world championship tournaments. He will talk about his experience after retirement from competition of pursuing graduate studies at Waseda and turning to the academic world. He will also talk about the study of athlete’s second careers, the importance of challenging oneself and the attitude needed to break into a different field, based on many real examples.
This event could be a spark for anyone who has been dedicated to one pursuit for many years or those who simply want a challenge in a new area. It is also a valuable chance for fans of sports or figure skating to learn about athletes’ second lives.
Please join us!
Oct. 29th, 2021 (Fri.) 6:15pm-7:45pm (opens at 6:00pm)
*URL will be sent to participants by the day before the event.
Waseda Students, Faculty & Staff
Japanese（Q&A session in Japanese and English）
Required. Please register through MyWaseda. Click here to register!
Oct. 22nd, 2021 (Fri.), 9:00am
About the Speaker
Tatsuki MACHIDA (Assistant Professor in Faculty of Human Development, Kokugakuin University)
As a competitive figure skater, placed 5th in the team and individual events at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and 2nd at the 2014 World Championships. Retiring from competition in December 2014, pursued graduate studies at Waseda University, earning a PhD in Sport Sciences in March 2020. Specialty includes sports and arts management, sports culture theory. In addition to research activities, performed pieces of his own choreography as a professional skater in ice shows before completely retiring from professional skating in October 2018. Currently assistant professor at Kokugakuin University Faculty of Human Development.
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