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AWAJI Suguru
NOC Japan   
Born 26 Jul 1989 in Sendai, JPN
Height1.74 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Tokyo, JPN
Occupation Athlete
Languages Japanese
Higher education Law - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at about age eight.
Why this sport? His father Hiroshi, who has also competed in fencing, encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team Nexus: Japan
Name of coach Yuichi Shikine [club], JPN
Handedness Left
General Interest
Hobbies Relaxing. (, 15 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal in team foil at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (, 2013)
Most influential person in career His father. (, 2013)
Injuries He sustained an injury to his hand at the 2014 World Cup event in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (, 23 Apr 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Devote yourself to fencing every day." (, 15 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours In 2012 he received a Citizen Sports Award in Tokyo, Japan. (, 05 Oct 2012)

He was given the Gunma Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in 2012. (, 11 Sep 2012)
Famous relatives His father competed in fencing and was his high school coach. (, 2013)
Other information RETIREMENT
He decided to retire from the Japanese fencing team in 2016. (, 29 Feb 2016, 17 Feb 2016)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2012 2 Team Foil London, England
World Championships
2015 7 Team Foil Moscow, Russia
2011 5 Team Foil Catania, Italy
2010 3 Team Foil Paris, France
Asian Championships
2015 3 Team Foil Singapore, Singapore
2012 8 Individual Foil Wakayama, Japan
2011 2 Team Foil Seoul, Korea
2010 2 Team Foil Seoul, Korea