Hifumi Abe, 24, and Uta Abe, 21, won the gold medal in judo at the Tokyo Olympics. Having achieved the feat of winning the gold medal on the same day, the siblings are very busy being sought after in various fields.
It was an evening in early September. On an evening in early September, I found the two of them in a building in Takanawa (Minato-ku). On this day, they were attending a briefing session for the Ajinomoto Victory Project.
“The two have been receiving nutritional support from the company since last year. At the debriefing, the topic of meals was discussed, and 123, who lives alone, revealed that he cooks for himself, while Shi, who lives with his mother, said he doesn’t cook much.
After the debriefing, the two were escorted by officials to the entrance of the building. The older brother is 170cm and the younger sister is 158cm, but both of them have the air of champions, with an aura about them. I’m looking forward to the day when they both win the Paris Olympics in three years time.
From “FRIDAY” October 1, 2021 issue
Photo by： Ippei Hara