Athletes

Challenge the World with Special Crouching Serves Table Tennis

FURUKAWA Kanami

Nickname:Kana

i enjoy

It’s so fun to be able to go to the table tennis club every day, with my coach and all these kids!

Strong points

“My eye-catching performances and my many types of crouching serves.”

  • Sport
    Table Tennis
  • DOB
    1997-07-27
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
  • Team
    Hakata Table Tennis Club
  • Position/Class
    Class 11
  • Results
    ・2017
     Dubai 2017 Asian Youth Para Games (UAE)
     Women’s Singles: 3rd Place
    ・2018
     2018 FID Japan Championship Table Tennis Tournament (Kanagawa)
     Women’s Singles: 3rd Place
     Women’s Doubles: 3rd Place
    ・2018
     ITTF World Para Table Tennis Championships (Slovenia)
     Women’s Singles: 3rd Place
    ・2018
     2018 FID Japan Champion League Table Tennis Tournament (Kanagawa)
     Women’s Singles: 4th Place
    ・2019
     Para FID Japan Championship Table Tennis Tournament 2019 (Kanagawa)
     Women’s Singles: 3rd Place
     Women’s Doubles: 3rd Place
    ・2019
     ITTF Asian Para Championships (Taiwan)
     Women’s Singles: Eliminated in quarter-finals
     Women’s Team: 3rd Place
    ・2019
     ITTF PTT Japan Open 2019 (Tokyo)
     Women’s Singles: 3rd Place
     Women’s Doubles: 2nd Place
  • Has an intellectual impairment, learning difficulty, and a pervasive developmental disorder. Liked to exercise, and joined the table tennis team in junior high school. Competed in the 2012 FID Japan Youth Open Table Tennis Tournament held in her local Fukuoka Prefecture as a third-year in junior high school and performed very well, which led to her joining the world of competitive para table tennis. Trained at a table tennis club once a week while in high school, competing in general tournaments. Began competing in international tournaments in 2015, when she was fully registered as an athlete by the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS). Came under the training of Coach Keita Iho the same year. Since 2017, she has trained 5-6 times a week after work, with the goal of competing in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Won a bronze medal in the Women’s Singles event at the ITTF World Para Table Tennis Championships (Slovenia) in 2018. Her table tennis style is shakehand style.