Connect with us

Festivals & Events

Claudio Kano: Google Doodle celebrates a Japanese Brazilian table tennis player

Published

on

Celebrating Claudio Kano Google Doodle

Google Doodle honors Cláudio Mitsuhiro Kano, a Japanese Brazilian table tennis player who “spearheaded Brazilian table tennis in the 1990s” and contributed to the sport’s popularity in Brazil on December 15, 2022.

Claudio Kano, a Brazilian table tennis player from Japan, is honored in today’s Google Doodle. He contributed to the sport’s popularity and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Brazilian players of all time.

On December 18th, Kano was born in So Paulo, Brazil. At 10 years of age, he began playing table tennis at Clube Showa where the best nearby players hung out. The players were impressed by Kano’s skill and hard work, and they suggested that he join the So Bernardo Club, one of the best table tennis teams in the country.

A few years later, Kano was competing against some of the world’s most aggressive players. Kano quickly made friends with professional players on the international circuit because he spoke English, Japanese, and Spanish fluently. Kano returned to Brazil as one of the country’s most talented players after four years of playing with Olympic champions in Sweden.

Kano became Brazil’s unofficial manager at the age of 17 and mentored younger players. With Moxy and discipline past his years, Kano likewise turned into a good example for youngsters across Brazil. At the 1983 Pan American Games, he won two gold medals in men’s doubles and men’s team table tennis, elevating him to the status of a national hero. At the Pan American Games, Kano won an additional ten medals, including five gold ones.

In addition, Kano competed in the Olympics in Barcelona in 1993 and Seoul in 1988, where he finished in the top 20.

When he passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident at the age of 30, he was on the verge of competing in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The world-class table tennis player leaves behind a glittering legacy, and his success has made table tennis a well-known sport in Brazil. The best players in the country continue to look up to Kano as an example.

Advertisement

Recent Posts

SWeet SWeet
Entertainment8 hours ago

JOSHUA ABIOLA JAMES, KNOWN AS JAYTIME ANNOUNCED HIS DEBUT EP SWEETVIBES VOL. 1 ON 27TH JANUARY, 2023

JAYTIME eventuated as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He got obsessed with making quality music, due to his formidable background and staunch love for music. He is indeed a force to reckon with, you can tell that for a fact from his selective dress sense to his many eccentric hairdos. Which seemingly paints a picture of musical aesthetics and dynamism. He releases his debut EP Sweetvibes vol.1 on Friday, 27th January 2023. The EP has...

Eni of Italy concludes an 8 billion gas agreement with Libya in the midst of an energy shortage Eni of Italy concludes an 8 billion gas agreement with Libya in the midst of an energy shortage
Business9 hours ago

Eni of Italy concludes an $8 billion gas agreement with Libya in the midst of an energy shortage

In spite of Libya’s political unrest and insecurity, Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) signed an...

All aboard The Bullyz Crew ship is about to set sail on Solana All aboard The Bullyz Crew ship is about to set sail on Solana
NFT9 hours ago

All aboard! The Bullyz Crew ship is about to set sail on Solana

The Solana community is buzzing with excitement over the upcoming launch of the Bullyz Crew NFT project. The project, which...

The Biggest Challenge in Law Enforcement: Retention and Recruitment The Biggest Challenge in Law Enforcement: Retention and Recruitment
Business12 hours ago

The Biggest Challenge in Law Enforcement: Retention and Recruitment

The supply of police officers is in disequilibrium, with official records and crime charts demonstrating a slow rise in crime...

Advantages and Opportunities of Offshore Trust Companies Advantages and Opportunities of Offshore Trust Companies
Startup14 hours ago

Opening Your First Offshore Company

Establishing an offshore company can be a daunting task for business owners. However, offshore company registration is relatively straightforward and...

Advertisement

Trending

error: Content is protected !!