Government considers honoring wheelchair tennis great Shingo Kunieda with People’s Honor Award

The Japanese authorities is contemplating awarding the Folks’s Honor Award to Shingo Kunieda, one of many biggest wheelchair tennis gamers of all time, Chief Cupboard Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno mentioned Friday.
In January, Kunieda, a winner of 28 Grand Slam titles and three Paralympic gold medals within the males’s singles, retired whereas on the prime of the world rankings.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has instructed related ministries to determine whether or not Kunieda, 38, who started utilizing a wheelchair as a 9-year-old as the results of a spinal tumor, is deserving of the award, Matsuno, the highest authorities spokesman mentioned.

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