2020HEROES

Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes

Kazushi HANO

Rugby

Image: Photograph of rugby footballer Kazushi HANO during a match.

Win a medal.

Thank you for always encouraging me.
At the Rio Olympics, we placed fourth, narrowly missing out on a medal.
The next Olympics are the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!!
To ensure we don’t miss out on a medal this time, we are training even more diligently than ever before.

PROFILE

Image: Facial photograph of Kazushi HANO.

Kazushi HANO

Event:
 Rugby
Date of Birth:
 June 21, 1991
Hometown:
 Aichi
Height:
 185cm
My Favorites:
 Cars

I began playing rugby when I was in junior high school. Since being selected to represent Japan in rugby sevens in my first year of university, I have played in the Rugby World Cup Sevens and won a gold medal at the Asian Games as a member of the Japanese team. At the Olympics, we had the significant achievement of defeating New Zealand (the All Blacks).

PURPOSE

Goals for this season

With the team making fresh start at new headquarters, I am working hard to show everyone an even more powered-up Shining Arcs this season.

RESULTS

Main achievements

2016
Rio Olympic Games: 4th Place
2014
17th Asian Games (Incheon): Gold Medal