• Kyodo


Masae Ueno succeeded in defending her title in the women’s under-70 kg weight category by completing a clean “ippon” on the second day of the World Judo Championships on Friday, giving host Japan its fourth gold in the four-day meet at Osaka.

The 24-year-old Ueno, winner of the women’s single-weight category nationals this year, defeated Regla Leyen Zulueta of Cuba 48 seconds into the match at Osakajo Hall by using her trademark “ouchigari” foot sweep to flip over the 2001 world bronze medalist.

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