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National collegiate champion Hiroyuki Akimoto scored a series of ippon victories Sunday to win the men’s 66 kg competition at the Kodokan Cup national weight-class championships.

Akimoto, a 19-year-old Tsukuba University sophomore, capped his run of impressive wins by pinning Kazuyuki Oyamada onto the mat 4 minutes, 21 seconds into the final at Chiba Port Arena for his first Kodokan Cup title.

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