• Kyodo


Athens Olympic gold-medalist Maki Tsukada won the women’s 78-kg title on the final day of a French international judo competition Sunday.

Tsukada defeated her French opponent for an ippon in the final, her second straight victory in international competition after the Olympics.

She won the Fukuoka International Women’s Judo Championships in December. Japan won four of 14 classes during the two-day competition in France.

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