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Posted by ustar TH STAFF Thursday, September 22, 2016

Olympic medallist Fukuhara Ai announces marriage at press conference

Fukuhara Ai

On September 21, Japanese table tennis player and Olympic medallist Fukuhara Ai (27) held a press conference at a Tokyo hotel where she announced her marriage to Taiwanese table tennis player Chiang Hung-chieh (27). 

Fukuhara, who attended the press conference in a white and light blue kimono, announced, "I had everyone gather here today as I wanted to announce my marriage to Chiang Hung-chieh on September 1." She expressed her gratitude to her supporters, then called her husband on stage. He introduced himself to the crowd in Japanese.

The couple showed off their custom ordered rings, which were designed by Chiang with the motif of table tennis. Fukuhara revealed that they encouraged each other during the Rio Olympics, and with the Tokyo Olympics ahead, she stated, "He said he would support me no matter what I chose to do. His words made me realize that depending on the circumstances, it's possible to continue doing my best without giving up on my dreams.


Source & Image: Oricon

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