2020HEROES

Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes

Misaki SUZUKI

Rugby

Image: Photograph of rugby footballer Misaki SUZUKI during a match.

Give my best performance on the stage of my dreams

Thank you very much for all your warm support.
With eyes on my goals of competing at the Olympics and winning a medal, I train hard on a daily basis and am constantly aware of international performance levels.
With gratitude for everyone’s support in my heart, I will continue to grow as a player in preparation for Tokyo 2020 so that I can make plays that give all the supporters feeling of tremendous enjoyment and excitement.

PROFILE

Image: Facial photograph of Misaki SUZUKI.

Misaki SUZUKI

Event:
 Rugby (15-a-side, 7-a-side)
Hometown:
 Aichi
Height:
 164cm
My Favorites:
 Cafes, the ocean, and movies

I began playing rugby at the age of 13 after being introduced through tag rugby. In 2010, I was select to represent Japan on both the fifteens and sevens teams. Beginning with the Asia Rugby Championship, Universiade, and World Rugby Sevens Series, I have competed in numerous tournaments, including the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens and the 2017 Rugby World Cup (fifteens).

PURPOSE

Goals for this season

Starting from “0 (ZERO)”.
I intend to absorb many things and not get caught up in fixed ideas, reinventing myself.

RESULTS

Main achievements

2017
Rugby World Cup 2017 Ireland (15-a-side): 11st Place
2017
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Kitakyushu (7-a-side): 12nd Place
2017
Okinawa Sevens (7-a-side): 5th Place
2016
Rugby World Cup 2017 Asia/Oceania qualifying round (15-a-side): Winner
2016
Asia Rugby Sevens Series Sri Lanka (7-a-side): Winner
2016
Asia Rugby Sevens Series Korea (7-a-side): Runner-up
2016
Asia Rugby Championship (15-a-side): Winner