• Kyodo


Sydney Olympics gold medalist Kosei Inoue beat his older brother Tomokazu in the final to win the 100-kg class at the men’s weight category national championships on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Inoue earned an “ippon” victory by executing an ouchigari inner thigh reap technique in 1 minute, 21 seconds at Fukuoka City Civic Gymnasium for his first title in three years and third overall.

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