The expansion of the programme also included an increase in gender-equal competition opportunities.
It's when the sporting calendar is quieter, increasing viewership for the Games.
Fan took complete advantage and recorded back-to-back wins of his own.
Japan runs on Japanese Standard Time which is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
Thus, while two of the World Qualifying Tournaments provided quota spots to their three top teams, the other two tournaments provided quota spots only to the top two teams plus either the host nation or the World Cup winners.