Endo beats Olympic champ Menezes


Japan’s Hiromi Endo defeated London Olympic gold medalist Sarah Menezes of Brazil to win the women’s 48-kg final at the World Masters in Tyumen, Russia on Saturday.

There was also a win for Kana Abe in the women’s 63-kg division against Israel’s Yarden Gerbi, while Naohisa Takato took out Mongolian Boldbaatar Ganbat in the final of the men’s 60-kg class.

Tomofumi Takajo finished runnerup to Kazakhstan’s Sergey Lim in the men’s 66-kg final.