Japanese table tennis star Kasumi Ishikawa, who won three women’s team medals at three consecutive Olympic Games, announced her retirement. Ishikawa, who won five national women’s singles championships, was a key figure when the Japanese women’s team won the silver medal, the country’s first Olympic table tennis medal, at London 2012. She went on to help Japan win the women’s bronze medal in Rio 2016 and silver again in Tokyo 2020.
Kasumi Ishikawa was born on February 23, 1993, in Yamaguchi, Japan. She started playing table tennis when she was just three years old and began her professional career at the age of 15.
Ishikawa is considered one of the best female table tennis players in the world. She has won numerous international titles, including gold medals at the World Table Tennis Championships and the Asian Games. She has also competed in three Olympic Games, winning a team silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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