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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, ...

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 ...