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Judoka Akari Inoue claims first Kodokan Cup title

/ Nov 11, 2017

Judoka Akari Inoue claims first Kodokan Cup title

Akari Inoue won the women's over-78 kg division on Saturday, the first day of the Kodokan Cup, one of the qualifying events for next year's judo world championships. The 20-year-old Inoue, the Universiade unlimited weight class champion, defeated last year's runner-up, Akira Sone by ippon ...

Asahina edges Sone at Grand Slam Tokyo

/ Dec 4, 2016

Asahina edges Sone at Grand Slam Tokyo

Sara Asahina defeated 16-year-old Akira Sone after an extra period in the final of the women's over-78-kg category to claim her maiden Grand Slam Tokyo crown on Sunday. In the repeat of the Kodokan Cup final three weeks ago, 20-year-old Asahina again came out on ...