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Takanori Nagase and Soichi Hashimoto each earned a gold medal on the second day of action at the Montreal Judo Grand Prix on Saturday.

In the men’s 81-kg class, Nagase, who won bronze at the Rio Olympics, scored five consecutive ippon wins at the Montreal Olympic Park, including in the quarterfinal when he beat Germany’s 2017 world champion Alexander Wieczerzak.

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