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Inoue sets ambitious goal for Japan's judoka

More Sports / Judo Aug 21, 2019

Inoue sets ambitious goal for Japan's judoka

Japan's national men's judo team coach Kosei Inoue said he will be using the world championships starting Sunday at Tokyo's famed Nippon Budokan as a springboard to success at the 2020 Summer Games. "It's really important to gain momentum for the Olympics, so I want ...

Takanori Nagase grabs gold at Zagreb Grand Prix

More Sports / Judo Jul 28, 2019

Takanori Nagase grabs gold at Zagreb Grand Prix

Takanori Nagase won the gold medal in the men's 81-kg division at the Zagreb Grand Prix on Saturday, the second day of the three-day judo competition in the Croatian capital. Nagase, a former world champion and bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored an ...

Natsumi Tsunoda wins 52-kg gold at Zagreb Grand Prix

More Sports / Judo Jul 27, 2019

Natsumi Tsunoda wins 52-kg gold at Zagreb Grand Prix

Natsumi Tsunoda won the women's 52-kg division on Friday at the Zagreb Grand Prix. Tsunoda, who claimed gold at last year's Asian Games in Indonesia, beat South Korea's Park Da-sol in the final by scoring a waza-ari on the opening day of the three-day tournament. Tsunoda, ...

Aaron Wolf wins maiden national judo championship

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2019

Aaron Wolf wins maiden national judo championship

Aaron Wolf captured his first national judo championship on Monday, after beating Hirotaka Kato in the final of the open-weight tournament. Wolf, the 2017 men's 100-kg judo world champion, claimed an extra-time, yusei victory over Kato, who won the tournament seven years ago. The 23-year-old ...