Athletes

Hopeful new face wheelchair fencer aiming for the Tokyo Paralympics Wheelchair Fencing

SAKURAI Anri

Nickname:Anri

i enjoy

It's a mind game. I try to dominate the match, and manipulate my opponents so that they will play the way I want them to. It feels great when my tactic works, and I successfully lead my opponent into my trap. (Sakurai)

Strong points

Although I am still new to this sport and far behind the level of the world's top fencers, I train every day to develop my core muscles to improve my speed, and am working on the timing and balance of my upper limbs."

  • Sport
    Wheelchair Fencing
  • DOB
    1988-10-15
  • Sex
    Female
  • Birth place
    Kyoto,Kyoto
  • Team
    HISAKA WORKS, LTD.
  • Position/Class
    CategoryB
  • Latest Triumphs
    ・2015 Wheelchair Fencing World Cup - 18th : Foil Individual Cat. B
    ・2015 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships -
     21th : Foil Individual Cat. B,21th: Epee Individual Cat. B
    ・2016 Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2 -
     6th : Foil Individual Cat. B,5th: Epee Individual Cat. B
    ・2017 Wheelchair Fencing World Cup -
     Best8 : Foil Individual Cat. B,Best16: Epee Individual Cat. B
    ・2017 World Championships -
     9th: Foil Individual Cat. B,6th: Epee Individual Cat. B
    ■LINKS■
    ▼Sports
    Wheelchair fencing
    ▼Related organization
    Japan Wheelchair Feincing Association(Japanese only)