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Ai Fukuhara & Kasumi Ishikawa Studied By Chinese Team

The World Team Championships is already around the corner and part of the preparations of the Chinese Team is to know more about their opponents. For the women’s team, they are spending their time and efforts in studying the Japanese players Ai Fukuhara and Kasumi Ishikawa, after all they are the leaders of the Japanese Team. 

Sina Sports. The Japanese Team has been very stable with their performance recently and that made the Chinese Team to really prepare for them. 

The Japanese Women’s Team is currently being led by veterans Ai Fukuhara and Kasumi Ishikawa, and their leadership is showing good results for the team. With this, the Japanese Women’s Team is now an important competitor for the Chinese Team. 

“Ai Fukuhara doesn’t have a lot of variations in her techniques, but her experience is very rich. She grew up playing all kinds of competitions. She has also won against some of our key players.” Kong Linghui said. 

Kong Linghui mentioned that Fukuhara has defeated Li Xiaoxia and Liu Shiwen 7 or 8 years ago. Ding Ning lost to Ai Fukuhara recently. Zhu Yuling also experienced defeat against the Japanese player. 

“The main thing is that her kind of style is a little awkward. If our players are a little anxious or tight, there could be some problems.” He added.

Another player from the Japanese Team that China is watching out is Kasumi Ishikawa. 

“Kasumi Ishikawa has played with our main players. She might have won against Zhu Yuling once. In 2013, her winning percentage was relatively low but she was still the highest ranking non-Chinese player. Compared to players from other teams, her results are more stable.” Kong Linghui added. 

The head coach also pointed out that Kasumi Ishikawa’s weapon is her service. They always need to study her services in detail. “If we won’t be able to receive well her services, then it can make our players passive. Therefore, we have been very detailed in our study on her services.”  Kong Linghui concluded. 

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