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Uta Abe rallies to win Tashkent Grand Slam title

More Sports / Judo Mar 6, 2021

Uta Abe rallies to win Tashkent Grand Slam title

Tokyo Olympic team member Uta Abe ended a 13-month layoff by winning the Tashkent Grand Slam's women's 52-kg division championship on Friday. Abe, who last competed in February 2020, won three-straight bouts by ippon starting from the second round, before her opponent in the final, ...

Top sports court cancels Iranian judo federation's suspension

Judo Mar 2, 2021

Top sports court cancels Iranian judo federation's suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday canceled the suspension of the Iranian judo federation, imposed after it ordered judoka Saeid Mollaei not to fight against an Israeli. The CAS said it was referring the case back to the International Judo Federation which imposed ...

Judo federation head Yasuhiro Yamashita hints at stepping down

Judo Feb 27, 2021

Judo federation head Yasuhiro Yamashita hints at stepping down

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita on Friday hinted he may quit as the head of the All Japan Judo Federation following allegations one of its former executive officers engaged in harassment of a staff member. Yamashita said there have been no penalties imposed on ...

Yoko Ono wins 70-kg gold, two more Japanese silver at Doha Masters

Judo Jan 13, 2021

Yoko Ono wins 70-kg gold, two more Japanese silver at Doha Masters

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 ...