Kento Momota: “I don’t think the accident affected me. Earlier, I could recover during a match, but today I just could not.  I think I was moving well. After my opponent (Heo Kwanghee) got a lead in the first game, I couldn’t recover like I usually do. There were lots of things happening to me, but still I could be involved with the Olympic Games in Tokyo, I really appreciate that.

“I’m thankful for all the support that I have received. I’m sorry I could not fulfil all the expectations that people had of me. It’s hard for me to deal with this. I was trying to be aggressive, but I couldn’t stay strong emotionally. My physical condition was fine. Playing at my normal level is hard, but it was a good experience to be here.”

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