31 Mar 2019

It's time for Kasumi Ishikawa to take on our 8 Questions series as we learn more about the Japanese star ahead of her scheduled outing at the Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships!

Coming from a family well associated with the sport of table tennis Kasumi Ishikawa is a winner of nine Women’s Singles titles on the ITTF World Tour and famously won the singles crown at the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in 2014.

Kasumi Ishikawa has collected many a medal with her country including at the Olympic Games, World Team Championships and Team World Cup and two years back at the 2017 World Championships in Düsseldorf she partnered Maharu Yoshimura to Mixed Doubles glory!

Now it’s time to find out some interesting details you might not know about the Japanese star with another fun Q&A session:

Q) Do you have any favourite movies?

A) Yes! The Greatest Showman and Crazy Rich Asians

Q) If you could be a superhero, which one would you choose?

A) Either Wonder Woman or Aquaman

Q) Who is your favourite athlete?

A) Takashi Uchiyama

Q) What are your best memories from your career so far?

A) Winning team medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and the Mixed Doubles gold medal at the 2017 World Championships

Kasumi Ishikawa and Maharu Yoshimura won Mixed Doubles gold two years ago in Düsseldorf (Photo: Rémy Gros)


Q) Do you have a favourite food and drink?

A) Yakiniku and Tapioca

Q) What is your favourite place in the whole world and why?

A) My home town, Yamaguchi because of the clean air – it makes me feel fresh.

Q) Have you ever been to Budapest?

A) No, not yet. But I’ve heard the hot spring in the city is famous.

Q) What message do you have for your fans who are thinking about travelling for the World Championships?

A) I will try to produce my best performance there so please come to the tournament to see me or watch me on TV. I’m looking forward to playing at the World Championships!

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