After the completion of the national championship – V-League, whose season was significantly shortened, 29 candidates were selected by the head coach Kumi Nakada to practice at the National Training Center in Tokyo for the Summer Olympics that will be held in the Japanese capital. Out of these 29 players, five competed in the last Olympics in Rio, 10 took part in the 2018 FIVB World Championship, while seven are debutants.
The list of players that started preparations:
Ai Kurogo, Sarina Koga, Nana Iwasaka, Risa Shinnabe, Erika Araki, Haruka Miyashita, Yuki Ishii, Akane Yamagishi, Kanami Tashiro, Aika Akutagawa, Yurie Nabeya, Miya Sato, Mai Okumura, Mako Kobata, Katoe Inoue, Aya Watanabe, Miwako Osanai, Yuri Yoshino, Arisa Inoue, Nanami Seki, Mayu Ishikawa, Mai Irisawa, Mayu Oikawa, Rei Kudo, Tamami Matsui, Nichika Yamada, Kotona Hayashi, Rena Mizusugi, and Haruna Soga.
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