Kasumi Ishikawa

Kasumi Ishikawa (JAPAN)
Ishikawa has a table tennis family, her mother is still an influential coach and her younger sister Risa is also a professional table tennis player. In 2012, she and her teammates created history when they became the first Japanese table tennis players to win a medal at the Olympic Games. When she was younger she used to be nicknamed “Ai-Chan II”, a comparison to fellow athlete Ai Fukuhara who also started playing table tennis at a young age and was very successful rather early. Like Fukuhara, Ishikawa speaks Mandarin.

World Ranking: 4 (01/18)
Born: 1993
Birthplace: Yamaguchi, Japan
Height: 1,57 m
Weight: 49 kg
Style of play: Left-handed, shakehand, attack

Olympic Games
Runner-up Team 2012
3rd place Team 2016
4th place Singles 2012

World Championships
Runner-up Mixed Doubles 2015
Runner-up Team 2014/2016
3rd place Team 2008/2010

World Cup
Runner-up 2015

Asian Games
Runner-up Team 2014


Posted on

March 6, 2017