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Judoka Shohei Ono will compete in the open-weight national championships on April 29, sources close to him said Saturday.

Ono, who made his nationals debut in 2014 a year after he claimed a world title, won his first match before he was beaten by Takeshi Ojitaji — who predominantly fights in the over-100-kg category — in the third round. He earned the 73-kg gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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