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Penang-based Misaki, Satomi make a world of difference for Japan


File photo of Misaki Kobayashi from Japan (left) in action against Egyptian Salma Hany Ibrahim during the qualifying round of the 29th Women's World Championship at the Nicol David International Squash Centre in Bukit Dumbar, Penang last year. ZHAFARAN NASIB/ The Star.

File photo of Misaki Kobayashi from Japan (left) in action against Egyptian Salma Hany Ibrahim during the qualifying round of the 29th Women's World Championship at the Nicol David International Squash Centre in Bukit Dumbar, Penang last year. ZHAFARAN NASIB/ The Star.

KUALA LUMPUR: The interest in squash in Japan has not picked up momentum ever since the sport failed to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics list.

That however has not stopped two of Japan’s top women players - Misaki Kobayashi and Satomi Watanabe - from chasing their squash dreams in their own way.

   

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