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The Tokyo High Court upheld on Wednesday a lower court decision sentencing two-time Olympic judo champion Masato Uchishiba to a five-year prison term for raping a female member of a university judo team in 2011.

The 35-year-old 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing 66-kg gold medalist raped the drunken student at a Tokyo hotel in September 2011 when he was coaching the women’s judo team at Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare, according to the court.

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