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Kazuhiko Takahashi stunned Athens Olympic gold medalist Keiji Suzuki and defending champion Takamasa Anai en route to winning his first title at the national championship on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Takahashi came from behind to score a “yusei” decision over Hiroki Tachiyama in the final of the open-weight meet that doubled as the final qualifier for the over-100-kg category at the world championships in Tokyo in September.

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