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Japan sweeps judo middleweight golds at Rio

Aug 11, 2016

Japan sweeps judo middleweight golds at Rio

Japan swept the judo gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday, taking the top spot in both men’s and women’s middleweight divisions. Haruka Tachimoto struck gold first by defeating triple world champion Yuri Alvear in the women’s 70-kg division. Despite being ...

Judoka Kondo wins Japan's first medal of Rio Games

Aug 7, 2016

Judoka Kondo wins Japan's first medal of Rio Games

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Ami Kondo won Japan’s first medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics when she beat Mongolia’s Urantsetseg Munkhbat to claim bronze in the women’s 48-kg judo competition on Saturday. And Naohisa Takato soon followed with a bronze of his own, recovering from defeat in the ...

Ebinuma, Kondo assigned tough foes in judo draw

Aug 5, 2016

Ebinuma, Kondo assigned tough foes in judo draw

London Olympic bronze medalist Masashi Ebinuma will face local favorite Charles Chibana of Brazil in his first match when he makes his bid for a gold medal in the men’s 66-kg class at the judo competition at the Rio Summer Olympics. The International Judo ...

Aug 5, 2012

Judoka Sugimoto wins silver medal

Mika Sugimoto fell to Cuba’s Idalys Ortiz in the women’s over 78-kg final Friday, having to settle for the silver medal on the final day of the judo competition at the London Olympics. Daiki Kamikawa’s bid, however, to save his country from disgrace after ...

Japanese men finish goldless in judo

Aug 4, 2012

Japanese men finish goldless in judo

Japan plunged to fresh depths of humiliation Friday, when Daiki Kamikawa crashed out in the second round of the over-100 kg at the London Games, leaving the country’s men with no judo gold medals for the first time in Olympic history. Mika Sugimoto, meanwhile, ...

Anai, Ogata slump to early judo exits

Aug 3, 2012

Anai, Ogata slump to early judo exits

Takamasa Anai suffered a shock second-round defeat at the hands of Czech Lukas Krpalek in the men’s judo 100 kg Thursday, sending a cloud of despair over the Japanese team with one day remaining in the competition at the London Olympics. Adding insult to ...