Point guard Asami Yoshida, who captained the Japanese women’s basketball team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will return to active duty.
On the 20th, the W League Aisin Wings announced the news of Asami Yoshida joining and returning to active duty through the club website and social media. This was reported through various Japanese sports media such as Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, and Tokyo Sports.
His new back number is 18. Previously, he wore number 12, but in Aisin he wore a new number.
Through the Aisin club, Yoshida expressed his gratitude, saying, “I am grateful to the club and parent company officials for giving me this opportunity. I am happy to have the opportunity to challenge (basketball) again.”
He then added, “As much as I came to a young team, I want to be a person who plays a role in guiding the future of our team’s young players while passing on what I have experienced so far.”
Asami Yoshida, who was a point guard representing Japanese women’s basketball, led Japanese women’s basketball to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in 20 years at the Rio Olympics, and has been active as the starting guard for the prestigious club ENEOS in the W League. 안전놀이터
He announced his intention to retire as an athlete once in 2019, but in September of the same year, he announced a return to active duty with the goal of participating in the Tokyo Olympics. However, after announcing his retirement in January 2021 as the Tokyo Olympics were postponed due to Corona 19, he served as a coach at Tokyo Medical and Health University until this year.