The Fencing Club’s Koki Kano (4th year student of Sport Sciences) competed at the Fencing World Cup in Vancouver, Canada on February 9. Dueling for the Japan Men’s Epee team, he contributed to their winning the bronze medal.
In the playoff for third place, Japan overcame world no.1 powerhouse France to take the bronze. This is the first World Cup medal for the Japan team since the Buenos Aires, Argentina tournament in March last year.
On to the final qualifiers in Buenos Aires
Coming soon in March, the Japan team will have its last chance to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in its happy hunting ground, Buenos Aires with the spirit of Waseda in their hearts and the Japanese hinomaru on their chests. Please support the fencing team and Koki Kano as they take on the world.