September 29, 2015,10:05 +0900(JST) Belated Thank You to Your Cheering
As I have mentioned before in this blog, two members of our athletics club made their debut in the World Athletics Championships 2015 held from August 22 to 30 in Beijing, China. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your generous support for them.
The other day, Mr. Konishi (men's 400 m hurdles) and Mr. Tamura (4 × 400 m relay) visited me at the office with the General Manager of our athletics club, Mr. Matsumoto. They reported their performance at the Championships. Unfortunately, they were not qualified to compete in the semifinal. They, however, did their best against the world's best runners. "The experience of taking part in such an international competition gave us great motivation to be successful runners in the world. We will continue working hard," they said vigorously.
At that place, they showed me a uniform of the Japanese national team, a memento of running in the Championships. It was brilliant sunrise red as I had seen it on TV, which reminded me of the heated competition.
They autographed on the uniform and gave it to me. I'd like to frame it to display in my office.
It was the first time that the members of our athletics club participated in a world-level athletic meet as representatives of Japan. I hope that this event would encourage all of the members to do their very best in a bid to compete in international meets. I believe that they will continue their efforts to live up to your expectations. I would appreciate your continued support for them.