Published 2018 years 09 month 05 Date
Last updated 2018 years 09 month 05 Date
The cherry blossoms have begun to bloom.We are about to enter the spring season.
Today, I am very pleased to be able to hold a ceremony with you to present the honorary emblem of the townspeople of Nagawa to Yuka Fujimori.
Yuka Fujimori's success at the Pyeongchang Olympics was wonderful.I switched from snowboard cross to slopestyle and big air, and it was my last challenge as the Olympics.Yuka-chan, I was impressed.
In the first competition, Slopestyle, the qualifying was canceled due to strong winds, and the next day's final also started with a delayed start time due to bad weather.Yuka did her best in such a bad condition of strong wind.With a series of players falling due to strong winds, he finished in 4th place, the highest among the four Japanese players, with his abundant experience and calm judgment.
In another competition, Big Air, he finished second in the qualifying with 94.25 points.The final is to compete by summing up the highest points of two different techniques out of the three performances, and Yuka is the "backside" of two and a half rotations decided in the qualifying.900Succeeded, marked 82.25 points, it got it 3rd in the first time. Already at this time, everyone who is cheering is really excited by the cheering crowd that the venue is shaking. After that, second and third times I regretly overturned and I could not extend my score, but I left a brilliant grade of 7 prize.
In both competitions, Himeki cheered with many friends with the feeling of "Deliver to Yuka-chan!" From Himeki, and watched the TV broadcast with a sweat in his hand.I know that there is no "tara" in the world of sports, but it was a really regrettable competition that the gold medal was not a dream "if I was standing".It was everyone's feeling that the applause did not stop for a while after the performance.
Turin (Italy) in 2006, Vancouver (Canada) in 2010, Sochi (Russia) in 2014, and Pyeongchang (Korea) this time for the fourth consecutive Olympics cannot be achieved with ordinary efforts. ..In the highly competitive world of sports, it is really difficult to continue to play an active role as a first-class athlete, and it is necessary to have outstanding physical and mental strength.Yuka's hard work has impressed, dreamed, and hoped many townspeople.
Every time Yuka Fujimori participated in the Olympics, she was introduced as "from Nagawa Town, Nagano Prefecture" and made the name of "Nagawa Town" known all over Japan and around the world.This time, in honor of the achievement, we presented the townspeople's honorary emblem.Yuka Fujimori is the second townsman honorary emblem since she was awarded the townsman honorary emblem for her achievement of winning the 2006th place in the snowboard cross in Turin in XNUMX when she first participated in the Winter Olympics. By presenting the honorary emblem, I would like to aim for Yuka-chan who showed me the performance of the spirit.I'm really thankful to you.
Is the feeling of the last Olympics the same?
I'm still very young, so I feel "regrettable", but in the future, I hear that I want to carry out activities to convey the appeal of snowboarding.
Since it is an intense sport, we pray that you will pay attention to your body and continue to play an active role in the future.
Yuka-chan, thank you very much for a long time.And thank you for your impression!
Nagawa mayor Kenichiro Hata