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Japan’s Uta Abe defended her title in the women’s 52-kg division at the judo world championships on Monday.

Joshiro Maruyama won the men’s 66-kg class in his world championship debut on the second day of the weeklong tournament. He defeated Abe’s brother and two-time defending champion, Hifumi, in an all-Japan semifinal clash before winning the title.

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