It was found on the 13th that the Olympic Organizing Committee selected Tochika Takeuchi , the silver medalist of the Sochi Olympics Snowboard Women's Parallel Large Rotation, as the torch runner at the Torch Relay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Takeuchi commented, “I'm happy to be involved in the Tokyo Olympics. I want to connect my thoughts as a torch runner so that people around the world can be enriched through sports at a festival that wishes for peace.”
The Olympic Torch Relay will leave Fukushima Prefecture on March 26 next year, and approximately 10,000 runners will travel around the country over 121 days. It will be held in Hokkaido for two days from June 14 to 15 next year, and Takeuchi will run on the 15th. [Joint]