Japanese media: The Japanese delegation to the Beijing Winter Olympics has set off to China, and the number of athletes has set a new high for overseas Winter Olympics

2022-05-30 0 By

Japan’s gold medal hopeful mifan Takagi, the leader of the Japanese delegation to the Beijing Winter Olympics, left Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on a chartered plane Saturday, Kyodo news reported Monday.The delegation included 35 athletes, including women’s speed skater Arissa Konami, who served as the flag bearer, and 83 athletes, including hidehito ITO, head coach Masahiko Harada.Captain of the Japanese delegation mifan Takagi leaves for Beijing.Photo taken at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Jan. 30.The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said a total of 124 Japanese athletes will participate in the games, setting a new high for the number of Japanese athletes traveling overseas for the Winter Olympics.A total of 262 people are expected to arrive, including 138 coaches.The Japanese team is aiming to surpass the previous record of 13 MEDALS won at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the report said.(Source: Huanqiu)