Japan
Kasumi Ishikawa
Ishikawa has a table tennis family, her mother is still an influential coach for her, her younger sister Risa is also a professional table tennis player. In 2012, she and her teammates created history when they became the first Japanese table tennis players to win a medal at the Olympic Games. When she was younger she used to be nicknamed "Ai-Chan II", a comparison to fellow athlete Ai Fukuhara who also started playing table tennis at a young age and was very successful rather early. Like Fukuhara, Ishikawa speaks Mandarin.

Facts

World Ranking
6
Birthplace
Yamaguchi
Style of play
left-handed, shakehand, attack

Achievements

Olympic Games
Runner-up Team 2012
3rd place Team 2016
4th place Singles 2012

World Championships
Runner-up Mixed Doubles 2015
Runner-up Team 2014/2016
3rd place Team 2008/2010

World Cup
Runner-up 2015

Asian Games
Runner-up Team 2014

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