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Abe siblings shine on first day of Dusseldorf Grand Slam

More Sports / Judo Feb 22, 2020

Abe siblings shine on first day of Dusseldorf Grand Slam

Japan won three gold medals Friday on the opening day of the Dusseldorf Grand Slam, with siblings Uta and Hifumi Abe both topping the podium. Nineteen-year-old sensation Uta claimed the women's 52-kg division gold with victory over French rival Amandine Buchard, while 22-year-old Hifumi won ...

Ryuju Nagayama, Ai Shishime earn Qingdao Masters titles

More Sports / Judo Dec 12, 2019

Ryuju Nagayama, Ai Shishime earn Qingdao Masters titles

Ryuju Nagayama won the men's 60-kg division in an impressive display Thursday at the Qingdao Masters. Compatriot Ai Shishime was also victorious, taking the women's 52-kg title on the first day of the competition, which serves as a selection event for next year's Tokyo Olympic ...

Takanori Nagase claims fourth Osaka Grand Slam title

More Sports / Judo Nov 23, 2019

Takanori Nagase claims fourth Osaka Grand Slam title

Takanori Nagase captured his fourth championship at the Osaka Grand Slam on Saturday, winning the men's 81-kg division. Nagase, who was the bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, defeated countryman and 2018 world silver medalist Sotaro Fujiwara in the final to win ...