World No. 2 Shori Hamada won silver in the women’s 78-kg category for Japan’s only medal on Wednesday, the final day of the invitation-only International Judo Federation World Masters in Doha, Qatar.
Hamada, the 2018 world champion, advanced to the final by winning all three preliminary matches by ippon but lost to France’s Madeleine Malonga, who scored a waza-ari early with an osoto-gari leg throw and kept the lead for the remainder of the contest.
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