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“My backhand is my weapon!” Tomokazu Harimoto speaks about Table Tennis | Youth Olympic Games

February 12, 2020

My name is Tomokazu Harimoto. I started playing table tennis when I was two. There really is a lot to table tennis. The ball obviously moves very fast, so the best way to train is to focus on being able to match that speed. You need to position yourself properly or you won’t be able to return your opponent’s shot. That’s why being able to move quickly and get into the correct position is so important. I feel that at this stage, I am reacting to the ball at an instinctive, unconscious level. My most powerful weapon is my backhand. For me, the idea is to always be ready to attack the ball and play aggressively. Fundamentally, I want to stick to my own game plan and play my way. But when that’s not working, I need to be able to adjust to my opponent’s style, and adjust my tactics accordingly. Like the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games takes place once every four years, which adds to the excitement. My goal is to win gold in both the individual and team categories, and while there may be pressure to a degree, I think that if I give my best, it shouldn’t be a problem. I think that just being able to take part is an achievement in itself.


  • Reply Floris Wildenberg September 5, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Nice spelling in the title

  • Reply Bo Tankey September 5, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I love the Olympics!

  • Reply Joaquin Andres R. Balbas September 5, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Hhaahha 3 Comments (+Me) Because Its Just 7 Minutes Ago While Now.

  • Reply Shark September 5, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    That channel is really enjoying do Table Tennis videos. Its good for Table Tennis, thanks.

  • Reply バウンドZero September 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm


  • Reply Ken Kaneki September 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    He started playing table tennis when he was 2 years old and I was like 👉😓 NAAAAANNIIIII?

  • Reply Ken Kaneki September 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    He started playing table tennis when he was 2 years old and I was like 👉😓 NAAAAANNIIIII?

  • Reply Kuro Neko September 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Ok, that's why his eyes look like that – his parents are Chinese. I knew he didn't have the typically rounder Japanese eyes for a reason. Hope he wins his gold medals!

  • Reply Pretty Boy September 5, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I want to use this line in my daily life!

  • Reply Nightcor EDM September 6, 2018 at 7:03 am

    He's half chinese 😅😅😅😅😅

  • Reply Kanda Pelu September 6, 2018 at 10:56 am

    last time i heard this same sentence is from my Badminton Legend : Taufik Hidayat

  • Reply Shiap Gaming September 7, 2018 at 1:21 am

    I hope Olympic games are held in Indonesian))

  • Reply phaniraj patel September 10, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Butterfly should release a rubber after Harimoto's name

    they should call it "Screaming nitwit"

  • Reply Lithara Perera September 22, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    You're gonna win. We know it. Good luck harimoto

  • Reply アダムボブロウ October 8, 2018 at 6:44 am


  • Reply Jay SUPER October 25, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    LoserMoto is extremely Confident in losing games!!! Great loser hahaha!!!

  • Reply Gustavo Viana December 19, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    If he stops yelling embarrassingly I'll support him. But I see that he is very young yet , and thus, one day, he will realize how unbearable this is.

  • Reply Alex Macdonell December 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    And he lost to Wang Chuqin in the final 4-1

  • Reply Laura Carlton September 25, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I always play with back hand

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