Ms. Tomoko Kurahashi, a hot air balloon racer came in 33rd at the 1st FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship
-November 14, 2014, Gamagori, JAPAN -
NIDEK announced that Ms. Tomoko Kurahashi, a hot air balloon racer, with whom NIDEK concluded sponsorship(*1) came in 33rd at the 1st FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship held at Leszno, Poland from September 9th to September 13th, 2014. Although Ms. Kurahashi scored well in several tasks, she was not able to do her best throughout the championship. " I appreciate everyone's support and this opportunity. I regret that I could not do my best and bring a good result to people who gave me such warm support from Japan. I will commit myself to win championships in Japan. ", stated Ms. Kurahashi.
*1 Sponsorship :
NIDEK has contracted to sponsor Ms. Tomoko Kurahashi in her hot air balloon racing for 3 years starting this April. NIDEK will provide Ms. Kurahashi with the hot air balloon, "the Prism" adorned with the NIDEK company logo and will support her activities. NIDEK hopes to build communication with society through this sponsorship and that the Prism flies with hope.
For further information contact:
Public Relations, Planning Dept.
NIDEK CO., LTD.