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SDF Competitors in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

SDF Competitors in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Second Lieutenant Keishin Yoshida, Cross-Country skier, has been elected as a cross-country skiing competitor in the Sochi Olympic Games. Also, first Lieutenant Hidenori Isa, Sergeant First Class Miki Kobayashi, Sergeant Fuyuko Suzuki, Leading Private Rina Suzuki, and Leading Private Yuki Nakashima from the GSDF Cold Weather Combat Training Unit (Makomanai, Hokkaido)* competed in the biathlon during the Sochi Winter Olympics (from February 7 to 23). We hope you join the MOD in supporting these athletes as they compete for gold!

*The GSDF Cold Weather Combat Training Unit is the GSDF’s only specialized winter combat training unit and comprises a command unit in charge of managing and supporting the Combat Skills Training Group, which provides training on the skills needed for combat in snow and cold weather environments, the Research Group, which researches unit management for snow and cold weather environments, and the Special Physical Education Group, which trains personnel to compete in the biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics.

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