Suenaga Haruka announces her marriage to judo Olympic silver medalist Izumi Hiroshi
Suenaga Haruka announced through her blog on 5 February that she is going to marry Izumi Hiroshi, a martial artist who had won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics' 90kg men's judo competition. The couple will be registering their marriage on the auspicious day of 22 February. Suenaga mentioned in her statement that she is very happy to be able to make this announcement and asked for everyone's support while they try to build a happy family from now on. Suenaga and Izumi had been first romantically linked in September 2010 but she only confirmed that they were dating on 1 January last year.