Award for Shunsuke Togami

Representing the finest qualities of sport (Photo: Rémy Gros)

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Japan’s Shunsuke Togami received the Swaythling Club award on Sunday 1st December at the NSDF World Junior Championships in Korat, Thailand.

The citation read “for setting a good example and upholding the best interests of sport”.

On the fourth day of play at the semi-final stage of the boys’ team event against China, he had lost by the minimal two point margin in the decisive fifth game of the crucial fifth match against Xiang Peng (13-11, 13-11, 9-11, 9-11, 11-9).

On the concluding day of action again he suffered against Xiang Peng; he was beaten at the semi-final stage of the junior boys’ singles event (14-12, 12-10, 13-11, 10-12, 11-9).

In both instances he behaved impeccably, a credit Japan.