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Name Chida Kenta
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 02 AUG 1985
Residence Gender Male
Height - cm Weight - kg
Discipline Fencing

Fencing

Result
Start Date Start Time Event Phase Score Results Opponent
Name NOC
25 SEP 2014 19 : 00 Men's Foil Team Finals 45 : 42 Win CHN - China CHN
25 SEP 2014 15 : 30 Men's Foil Team Semifinals 45 : 29 Win KOR - Korea, Republic of KOR
25 SEP 2014 14 : 00 Men's Foil Team Quarterfinals 45 : 10 Win THA - Thailand THA

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
2Foil Team2010Guangzhou, CHN
3Foil Team2006Doha, QAT
9Foil Individual2010Guangzhou, CHN
Olympic Games
2Foil Team2012London, GBR
11Foil Individual2008Beijing, CHN
24Foil Individual2012London, GBR
World Championships
3Foil Team2010Paris, FRA
5Foil Team2011Catania, ITA
5Foil Team2009Antalya, TUR
12Foil Team2013Budapest, HUN
13Foil Team2007St. Petersburg, RUS
15Foil Individual2011Catania, ITA
16Foil Individual2013Budapest, HUN
18Foil Individual2007St. Petersburg, RUS
28Foil Individual2010Paris, FRA
75Foil Individual2009Antalya, TUR
World Cup
3Foil Individual2012/2013Havana, CUB
11Foil Individual2013/2014Paris, FRA
12Foil Individual2013/2014St. Petersburg, RUS
13Foil Individual2011/2012Paris, FRA
15Foil Individual2012/2013Tokyo, JPN
16Foil Individual2010/2011A Corunya, ESP
17Foil Individual2013/2014Venice, ITA
18Foil Individual2013/2014Bonn, GER
20Foil Individual2010/2011Bonn, GER
24Foil Individual2012/2013Seoul, KOR
25Foil Individual2011/2012Seoul, KOR
31Foil Individual2010/2011Shanghai, CHN
32Foil Individual2010/2011Paris, FRA
34Foil Individual2011/2012St. Petersburg, RUS
36Foil Individual2013/2014Seoul, KOR
37Foil Individual2013/2014A Corunya, ESP
38Foil Individual2013/2014Tokyo, JPN
38Foil Individual2011/2012A Corunya, ESP
42Foil Individual2010/2011Venice, ITA
44Foil Individual2011/2012Tokyo, JPN
49Foil Individual2010/2011St. Petersburg, RUS
51Foil Individual2012/2013Bonn, GER
51Foil Individual2012/2013Venice, ITA
55Foil Individual2010/2011Seoul, KOR
Asian Championships
2Foil Team2013Shanghai, CHN
2Foil Individual2011Seoul, KOR
2Foil Team2011Seoul, KOR
3Foil Individual2014Suwon, KOR
3Foil Team2012Wakayama, JPN
8Foil Individual2013Shanghai, CHN

Detailed Information

Biography
Higher education Literature - Chuo University, Tokyo, JPN
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Nexus Fencing Team, Tokyo, JPN
Coach Oleg Matseichuk [national] UKR; Shikine Yuichi [club] JPN (fencing-jpn.jp, 08 Mar 2013; nexus-group.jp, 01 Apr 2014)
Plays Left (chuo-u.ac.jp, 20 Sep 2007)
Sporting / famous Relatives His father Kenichi also represented Japan in fencing and missed the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow due to a boycott. (chuo-u.ac.jp, 20 Sep 2007)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up fencing in his first year of high school. (chuo-u.ac.jp, 20 Sep 2007)

Reason for taking up this sport
His father influenced him to take up the sport. (chuo-u.ac.jp, 20 Sep 2007)

Awards
He received the Kesennuma Citizens' Medal of Honour in 2012. (school.js88.com, Jan 2013)

General
FROM RIGHT TO LEFT
When he was young he was naturally a right-handed fencer but his father forced him to learn to fence with his left hand because he felt that left-handed competitors held an advantage. (chuo-u.ac.jp, 20 Sep 2007)

HOMETOWN HERO
He is from Kesennuma City which suffered great damages from the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. After the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the city arranged a victory parade for him in recognition of his silver medal in the team foil event. The city still had collapsed buildings when the parade was held. (city.kesennuma.lg.jp, 20 Aug 2012; nikkansports.com, 13 Aug 2012)

DEDICATION
He dedicated his silver medal from the 2012 Olympic Games in London to close friend Satoshi Onodera, who was one of the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Onodera had helped convince him to remain in the sport after he contemplated retiring following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (japandailyexpress.com, 07 Aug 2012)

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