Alumni Ayami Oishi (IRIS OHYAMA, graduated in 2014 from the School of Sport Sciences) has been selected to represent Japan in the women’s lightweight double sculls event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which will be her second Games, after having competed in Rio 2016.
On May 7, Oishi competed in a pair with Chiaki Tomita (Kansai Electric Power) at the World Rowing Asia/Oceania Continental Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta for Tokyo 2020, which was held at Sea Forest Waterway. Together, they finished first and were selected to represent Japan at the upcoming Games.
Born in Aichi in 1991, Oishi graduated from the School of Sports Science at Waseda University in 2014. Seeing one of her upperclassmen from junior high school joining the rowing club in high school, Oishi was inspired to pick up rowing herself. In a pair with Tomita, she won the gold in lightweight double sculls at the 2015 Universiade. They finished 12th at the 2016 Rio Games, their first appearance at an Olympic Games.