• Kyodo


Masashi Ebinuma won his third consecutive men’s 66-kg title at the world judo championships Tuesday.

Ebinuma’s uchimata throw gave him an ippon victory over Russia’s Mikhail Pulyaev in the final. The London Olympic bronze medalist became the fifth Japanese male judoka to win three straight world titles, and the first since current men’s head coach Kosei Inoue achieved the feat in 2003.

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