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Unheralded youngster Takeshi Ojitani scored an ippon victory in the final against Daiki Kamikawa in the open-weight class all-Japan championship on Tuesday, denying the London Olympian of his first national title.

The 21-year-old Ojitani sent Kamikawa to the mat at 4 minutes, 18 seconds with an “osotogari” outer-leg trip in the tournament at Nippon Budokan, which doubled as a qualifier for the 100 and over 100-kg classes — the two heaviest weight categories — for this summer’s world championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

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