Anai, Ono triumph at judo Masters

Kyodo News

Takamasa Anai won the men’s 100-kg title as Japanese judoka collected two more gold medals on the final day of the Masters in South Korea on Sunday.

National champion Anai beat South Korea’s Hwang Hee Tae in the final while Takashi Ono was a winner in the 90-kg final against Russian Kirill Denisov. Keiji Suzuki finished runnerup to Frenchman Teddy Riner in the over 100-kg division.

Haruna Asami, Misato Nakamura, Yoshie Ueno and Kaori Matsumoto prevailed as Japan’s women grabbed all four gold medals on offer on the first day of the two-day meet at Suwon Indoor Stadium on Saturday but their was to be no repeat on Sunday.

Yoriko Kunihara had the best result in finishing second in the 70-kg class after defeat to local favorite Hwang Ye Sul. Maki Tsukada was eliminated in the second round of the women’s over 78-kg competition.