GUANGZHOU, China (Kyodo) Haruki Uemura, the head of the All Japan Judo Federation, said Monday he will ask judo’s world governing body to look into Sunday’s 63-kg semifinal match between Yoshie Ueno and North Korea’s Kim Su Gyong at the Asian Games after an apparent punch left Ueno with a heavily bruised left eye.
Kim appeared to punch Ueno, who went on to win the gold medal, more than once just after the semifinal. Ueno was diagnosed with a bruising but no damage to the bone late Sunday at a clinic in the athletes’ village.
“Obviously she was punched at least three times,” said Uemura, adding he planned to send a document calling the International Judo Federation to look into the incident. He will also send a video of the semifinal match at Huagong Stadium.