| Mima Ito|
| October 21, 2000 (age 15)
Shizuoka Prefecture (2000-10-21) |
11 (December 2015)
Mima Ito Wikipedia
Mima Ito (伊藤 美誠, Itō Mima) (born 21 October 2000) is a Japanese table tennis player.
At the age of ten, she became the youngest person to win a match at the Japanese senior table tennis championships and the youngest person to win an ITTF Junior Circuit tournament. At eleven she defeated the player ranked 50th in the world at the time. At the age of 14, she moved in June 2015 for the first time into the Top 10 in the world rankings before by repressed Han Ying and Chen Meng, reaching World Rank No. 9.
In March 2014 she, together with Miu Hirano, won the doubles' title at German Open. They were both 13 at the time. Thus they became the youngest-ever winners of a doubles competition in the ITTF World Tour.
In April 2014 she won again with Miu Hirano, a double title at the ITTF World Tour in Spain.
In December 2014 she won again the doubles with Miu Hirano at the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Bangkok against the Singaporean partnership Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu, and at that moment Miu Hirano and Mima Ito became the youngest players winning the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals. In March 2015 she won, after beating Shan Xiaona, Che Xiaoxi and Feng Tianwei, the singles' title at German Open against Petrissa Solja. On the 5th July 2015 Mima Ito and Miu Hirano won the Women’s Doubles title at the ITTF World Tour on the Korea Open in the city of Incheon.
In December 2015 the 2015 ITTF Star Awards, a Breakthrough Star Award presented by TMS International was given out to Japan’s Mima Ito.
In September 2015, it was announced that she would be part of the Japanese national team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At 15 years of age, she won the bronze medal for Japan, where she won the last and important game against Feng Tianwei (Ranked 4th in the world), with 3-0 in sets for the Japanese women's table tennis team with Ai Fukuhara and Kasumi Ishikawa. With her bronze medal in Rio, she broke another record for the youngest Olympic table tennis player to win a medal in the Women's Team category.2015: ITTF Breakthrough Star of the Year