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Abashiri memories

Yusuke Hanzawa, right, head coach of the Okhotsk Sports Club in Abashiri, Japan, smiles during a visit to the Port Alberni Gymnastics Academy (PAGA) last week. Twenty-five years ago, Hanzawa was a 12-year-old athlete attending an international gymnastics competition in Port Alberni, where he met fellow gymnast and now PAGA head coach Karen Moss. Last week Hanzawa brought 10 gymnasts from Japan so they could meet their Port Alberni counterparts, above, and share in some friendly sporting competition and some home culture. - SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News
Yusuke Hanzawa, right, head coach of the Okhotsk Sports Club in Abashiri, Japan, smiles during a visit to the Port Alberni Gymnastics Academy (PAGA) last week. Twenty-five years ago, Hanzawa was a 12-year-old athlete attending an international gymnastics competition in Port Alberni, where he met fellow gymnast and now PAGA head coach Karen Moss. Last week Hanzawa brought 10 gymnasts from Japan so they could meet their Port Alberni counterparts, above, and share in some friendly sporting competition and some home culture.
— image credit: SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News

Yusuke Hanzawa, right, head coach of the Okhotsk Sports Club in Abashiri, Japan, smiles during a visit to the Port Alberni Gymnastics Academy (PAGA) last week.  Last week Hanzawa brought 10 gymnasts from Japan so they could meet their Port Alberni counterparts, above, and share in some friendly sporting competition and some home culture.

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