• Kyodo


Yoko Ono defeated Russia’s Madina Taimazova in the women’s 70-kilogram final as Japan won medals in three of four weight classes contested Tuesday at the invitation-only International Judo Federation World Masters in Doha, Qatar.

In addition to Ono’s gold medal, Japan’s second in as many days at the Jan. 11-13 tournament at the Lusail Multipurpose Hall, Soichi Hashimoto and Nami Nabekura each picked up silver in the men’s 73-kg and women’s 63-kg, respectively.

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