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Teenage judoka Kentaro Iida earned his first career Grand Slam title on Sunday when he won the men’s 100-kg division on the final day of competition in Paris.

Japan picked up five gold medals in men’s competition and two on the women’s side in the two-day event that was contested under new rules, including shortened matches and scrapping of yuko points as well as ippon through “awase waze,” or two successive waza-ari.

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