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YAMASHITA Yoshimi, TESHIROGI Naomi, BOZONO Makoto, and KIMURA Hiroyuki appointed as Referees for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020) Football Tournaments

26 April 2021

YAMASHITA Yoshimi, TESHIROGI Naomi, BOZONO Makoto, and KIMURA Hiroyuki appointed as Referees for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020) Football Tournaments

FIFA announced the referees in charge for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020) Football Tournaments, appointing YAMASHITA Yoshimi (referee), TESHIROGI Naomi (assistant referee), BOZONO Makoto (assistant referee), and KIMURA Hiroyuki (support referee) from Japan.

Profile of YAMASHITA Yoshimi (Referee)

Name: YAMASHITA Yoshimi
Birthplace: Tokyo
International referee registration year: 2015
International competitions refereed:
2015 The 28th Summer Universiade (2015/Gwangju)
2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 Jordan
2017 29th Summer Universiade 2017 Taipei
2017 Algarve Women’s Football Cup 2017
2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Jordan 2018
2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
2019 AFC Women's Club Championship 2019 - FIFA/AFC Pilot Tournament

Comment:
I am very honoured to be participating in the Tokyo Olympics. I feel so fortunate to be given such opportunity. I have received support from so many people since I met with football and refereeing. Through each and every support, I am now about to take part in the Tokyo Olympics, which is a lifetime experience for me. I am thankful to everyone I’ve met, and I will take that sense of gratitude with me on the pitch to fulfil my duty.

Profile of TESHIROGI Naomi (Assistant referee)

Name: TESHIROGI Naomi
Birthplace: Hokkaido
International referee registration year: 2013
Main International matches refereed:
2013 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship China 2013
2013 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship China 2013
2013 Algarve Women’s Football Cup 2013
2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup Vietnam 2014
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015
2015 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship China 2015
2016 Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016
2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Jordan 2018
2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
2019 AFC Women's Club Championship 2019 - FIFA/AFC Pilot Tournament

Comment:
I am grateful to be appointed as a referee from the hosting nation of the Olympic games. I am thankful to all the people who has supported my day-to-day activities as a referee. Despite all the concerns surrounding the ongoing pandemic, I am looking forward for the Olympics and I will give my utmost efforts to prepare myself with a sense of gratitude towards all the people who are making this event possible. I will continue to provide my sincere efforts for the players and referees.

Profile of BOZONO Makoto (Assistant referee)

Name: BOZONO Makoto
Birthplace: Tokyo
International referee registration year: 2015
Main International matches refereed:
2017 Algarve Women’s Football Cup 2017
2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
2019 AFC Women's Club Championship 2019 - FIFA/AFC Pilot Tournament

Comment:
Although the world is still in a critical situation, I feel very honoured to be appointed as a referee for the Tokyo Olympics. I am filled with gratitude towards my co-workers, family, referee-mates, and everybody involved in the Tokyo football community, for all of their support. I will give my best efforts to prepare myself both physically and mentally to help the success of the tournament.

Profile of KIMURA Hiroyuki (Support referee)

Name: KIMURA Hiroyuki
Birthplace: Chiba
International referee registration year: 2014
Main International matches refereed:
2014 AFC Champions League 2014
2015 AFC Champions League 2015
2015 The 28th South East Asian Games
2016 AFC Champions League 2016
2016 AFC U-16 Championship India 2016
2017 AFC Champions League 2017
2018 AFC Champions League 2018
2019 AFC ASIAN CUP UAE 2019
2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 (VAR)
2019 AFC Champions League 2019
2020 AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020
2020 AFC Champions League 2020
2021 AFC Champions League 2021

Comment:
I will bear the responsibility for the role I am given and prepare myself in the best way possible to fulfil my duties at the tournament.

Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020)

Football Competitions: Wed. 21 July - Sat. 7 August 2021

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