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UPDATE1: Japanese list tennis star Fukuhara marries Taiwanese boyfriend

Rio bronze medalist Ai Fukuhara, who is a inhabitant idol of Japan, has tied a tangle with her Taiwanese beloved Chiang Hung-chieh, who is also an Olympic list tennis player, sources informed with a matter pronounced Thursday.

Fukuhara had told people tighten to her that she and Chiang, both 27, would register their matrimony after a Rio de Janeiro Olympics, adding she would continue as a list tennis actor even after a marriage, a sources said.

Fukuhara, called affectionately “Ai-chan” by her fans, had publicly certified being in a attribute with Chiang.

She started personification a competition during a age of 3 and Ai-chan shortly became a domicile name in Japan as she became famous as a child list tennis prodigy.

The contestant initial competed in a Olympics in a 2004 Athens Games during 15, and has given entered a 3 successive Olympics in Beijing, London and Rio.

Fukuhara was a flag-bearer for a Japanese commission to a 2008 Beijing Games, and was partial of a women’s group who won china in a 2012 London Games, giving Japan a country’s initial Olympic award in list tennis.

The four-time Olympian is also renouned in China, where she played in a country’s tip list tennis multiplication Super League as a teenager. Fukuhara is smooth in Mandarin Chinese and has hundreds of thousands of supporters on her Weibo micro-blogging account.

The news of her matrimony sparked large congratulatory messages on amicable media from people in Taiwan and mainland China, with some posting in Japanese, saying, “Oshiawaseni” (wishing we happiness).

Messages posted on Weibo enclosed “The day has come during last” and “The family between Japan and Taiwan are removing closer and closer.”

==Kyodo

Article source: http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2016/09/432881.html