• Kyodo


Riki Nakaya and Nae Udaka both struck gold respectively in the men’s 73-kg and women’s 57-kg divisions at the world championships on Wednesday.

Nakaya, a silver medalist at the London Olympics, defeated Hong Kuk-hyon of North Korea by ippon to win his second career world title, and his first since 2011. The division’s defending champion Shohei Ono was eliminated in the round of 16 by South Korea’s Lee Young-jun.

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