We received messages of support and encouragement for LGBT athletes and youths from current and former athletes. These messages are being sent to LGBT athletes and youths in the hope that they will promote better understanding in the world of sports of the LGBT community.
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Former volleyball player Nanae Takizawa and German soccer player Shiho Shimoyamada
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m Kuniko Obinata, former Olympic fencer for the Japanese national team Kenta Chida, former Olympic swimmer for the Japanese national team Hanae Ito, former Paralympic ice hockey player for the Japanese national team Daisuke Uehara, former rugby national team player Takeshi Nozawa, former professional marathon runner Yuko Arimori