Jun Mizutani’s retirement announcement, the reason is poor eyesight. He said, “Completely away from table tennis”. Goodbye Jun Mizutani.
Jun Mizutani retired just after the Tokyo Olympics 2020
Six table tennis medalists, including Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito, who won the first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics mixed table tennis doubles, held a press conference yesterday.
Mizutani explained his intention to retire from active professional playing, saying,
“I’m glad I came to the Tokyo Olympics as a culmination and got the best results there. I will be completely away from table tennis.”
In 2019, after winning the men’s singles championship for the tenth time in the All-Japan Championship, Mizutani felt eye discomfort. At today’s press conference,
Mizutani said: “Honestly if the eyes can be cured completely, no matter if you are 40 or 50 years old, you want to play table tennis. However, the current situation is that there is no cure, although I am not reconciled. but I feel the adventure of it so far. “
According to NHK, Mizutani, who won the mixed doubles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, announced his retirement. At the press conference held in the morning, Mizutani said that although the final decision has not yet been made, I think I will leave table tennis altogether. Mizutani expressed his intention to retire due to eye discomfort. The Tokyo Olympics is the fourth Olympic Games of Mizutani. At the Rio Olympics five years ago, he won the men’s team silver medal and the men’s singles bronze medal.
While the teammate is happy, Koki Niwa was eating alone. He seems a little bit tired and sad.
Watch this video for his announcement, and the collection of best points of Jun Mizutani.
Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito won the Gold medal
Mizutani had declared his retirement from the Japanese national team at the Tokyo Olympics before the Games. In this tournament, he won a gold medal in mixed doubles with Mima Ito (Starts). “There were a lot of difficult games, but I’m glad I finished it in the best possible way,” he said with a smile.
Mr. Mizutani Thank you very much for your impression! I would like Mr. Mizutani to do a job like mental care and strengthening director of Japanese athletes, not just table tennis.
Thank you very much, Mizutani! Thank you for your dream!
I want you to appear at the All Japan Championship like a back boss. And in the winning interview, say, “If you can’t beat me, it won’t work in the world.”
Jun Mizutani is a great wall of Japan
Due to eye problems that he has been suffering for several years, Mizutani clarified his intention. “I haven’t made the final decision, but I think I’ll be completely away from table tennis. If I’m completely cured, I’d like to do it at the age of 40 or 50, but there’s no cure. I’m sorry, but my adventure is here.”
After beating Vladimir Samsonov 4-1, he wins the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, It was his first singles medal in three major international tournaments (Olympic, World Cup, and World Cup). It was also Japan’s first singles table tennis medal.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Jun, and Ito Mima became the first couple to win the championship title in mixed doubles (new content introduced at the Olympic Games) to bring back rare table tennis gold for the host country after a spectacular comeback, overcoming China’s more highly regarded pair Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen.
Also in this Tokyo Olympics, he continued with his teammates to win the prestigious bronze medal after defeating the Korean team.
Jun Mizutani is also a favorite player of the Japanese team.
Mizutani is the great wall of Japan. Thank you very much, Mizutani! Thank you for your dream! And Goodbye!