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Tue 16 Jun 2020 | 08:02

Japan will have to do without the Ferrari at the Olympic Games

Japan will have to do without the Ferrari at the Olympic Games
Tue 16 Jun 2020 | 08:02
Japan will have to do without the Ferrari at the Olympic Games
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The global pandemic has robbed the sports world of witnessing the “Ferrari” unleash his incredible speed at the Olympic Games, set to take place in Japan in 2021.

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Had the 2020 Tokyo Olympics taken place as initially planned, speedster Kenki “Ferrari” Fukuoka would have participated as part of Team Japan’s Sevens team. However, since the global multi-sport showpiece has been postponed until 2021, Fukuoka’s focus will now shift to his medical studies.

Fukuoka still plans to play in the Top League next season, expected to begin in January, for the Wild Knights and was part of the Brave Blossoms team that stunned Ireland and Scotland to reach the quarterfinals for the first time at the 2019 World Cup – scoring twice against Scotland.

The 27-year-old called time on his 15-a-side international career but remained part of Japan’s international Sevens team.

Source: World Rugby

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