First Olympic Hockey Virtual Experience!
The Official Tokyo 2020 site released an article about the ‘Let’s 55 Virtual Experience’, a project that provides an innovative experience of what it actually looks like to compete as a top-level athlete, covering all 55 sports on the Tokyo 2020 Games.
In our case of interest, Hockey, with the help of OHASHI Masaki, who is key to both offense and defense of Japan’s hockey national team and is nicknamed ‘Samurai Japan’.
Speaking to Tokyo 2020, Ohashi explains how he started in the sport and what makes hockey so appealing:
“The ball travels very fast in hockey, and even I feel it as a player. The ball travels especially fast when taking a shot at goal. Unlike football, there’s no limit to the number of substitutes a team can make, so players can use up their energy on the field, be replaced, recuperate, and go back on the field again. The players on the field are always refreshed and ready so they run fast and play the game at incredible speed. That’s what’s so great about hockey. “
Asked about his aspirations for the Olympic Games he said: “Of course I would like us to win the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, but I also hope the Games would help promote hockey as well.”
You can check here the amazing experience of the Hockey 55 Virtual Experience: