Japan to keep qualified judo team in place for 2021

Judo May 15, 2020

Japan to keep qualified judo team in place for 2021

Judoka already named to Japan's 2020 Olympic team will not have to qualify again for the games that have been postponed until 2021, the All Japan Judo Federation decided Friday. The body's development and executive committees, meeting online in an extraordinary session, rejected calls to ...

Japan judo federation names bulk of Olympic team

More Sports / Judo Feb 27, 2020

Japan judo federation names bulk of Olympic team

Shohei Ono will grapple for his second straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 73-kg division, this time on home soil, after being named to Japan's judo team for this summer's Tokyo Games on Thursday. The All Japan Judo Federation selected 12 of its 14-member ...

Japan national judo team to be dubbed 'Godzilla Japan'

More Sports / Judo Mar 20, 2019

Japan national judo team to be dubbed 'Godzilla Japan'

In a nod to one of cinema's most powerful monsters, the Japan national judo team has adopted "Godzilla Japan" as its official nickname, the All Japan Judo Federation announced Tuesday. In unveiling the new name, along with a logo designed in partnership with Toho Co., ...

Knee injury sidelines 100-kg world champ Aaron Wolf

More Sports / Judo Jan 19, 2018

Knee injury sidelines 100-kg world champ Aaron Wolf

Aaron Wolf will skip next month's Grand Slam judo competition in Paris due to a left knee injury, the All Japan Judo Federation said Friday. Wolf, the reigning 100-kg division world champion, will not compete at the two-day meet that begins on Feb. 10, after ...

Yamashita named new All Japan Judo Federation president

More Sports / Judo Jun 23, 2017

Yamashita named new All Japan Judo Federation president

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men’s open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, was appointed as the new president of the All Japan Judo Federation on Friday. Yamashita replaces 71-year-old Shoji Muneoka following voting from new board members selected the same day. The 60-year-old ...

More Sports / Judo May 26, 2017

Yamashita to become next AJJF chairman

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men's open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, is set to be appointed as the next chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, sources said Friday. The 59-year-old Yamashita will lead the federation forward toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, ...

More Sports / Judo Apr 6, 2017

Baker to miss judo worlds due to shoulder injury

Mashu Baker told the All Japan Judo Federation he will sit out this summer's world championships, a source said Thursday. Baker, who won the men's 90-kg gold at the Rio Olympics last summer, dislocated his right shoulder on Sunday at the national invitational weight ...