• Kyodo


Kie Kusakabe has pulled out of
the upcoming Fukuoka International Women’s
Judo Championships because of a damaged
ligament in her left knee, event organizers said
Friday. Sydney Olympic bronze medalist Kusakabe, who
was due to take part in the 57-kg class in the Dec. 13-14 meet
at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, won the weight category in last
year’s tournament.

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