Yusuke Hanzawa

Yusuke Hanzawa

Abashiri memories

Twenty-five years ago, Yasuke Hanzawa attending an international gymnastics competition in Port Alberni.

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.