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Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men’s open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, is set to be appointed as the next chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, sources said Friday.

The 59-year-old Yamashita will lead the federation forward toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, replacing 71-year-old incumbent Shoji Muneoka.

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