平野 早矢香
Table Tennis
  • 2012 London Olympics Women's Team Silver Medal
  • Since 2007, she has won the All Japan Championship for the third consecutive time and won the championship five times in total.


To everyone from cities across Asia, welcome to Tokyo!
I am Sayaka Hirano, serving as the ambassador for table tennis at the "Asia Junior Sports Exchange Games 2023" for the second year in a row. I am thrilled to be able to be involved in such a wonderful event again this year.
The athletes are in the process of learning many things through table tennis. I also started from a point where the ball wouldn't hit the racket and where I couldn't control the ball. Nevertheless, the mindset of "growing even just a little bit and moving forward compared to yesterday“ has led to my confidence. I send this message of "making progress every day" to everyone participating in the "Asia Junior Sports Exchange Games 2023."
Making friends from all over the world is a treasure in life. Let's make this tournament a joyful event, filled with gratitude for the support of coaches, mentors, and all the people around us!
Finally, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the individuals who have contributed to the successful hosting of this grand event.