Ojitani captures national title;  Harasawa earns Rio berth

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2016

Ojitani captures national title; Harasawa earns Rio berth

Takeshi Ojitani captured his second open-weight National Judo Championship on Friday, while beaten semifinalist Hisayoshi Harasawa was chosen for the over-100-kg division for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ojitani, 23, won his first title against 26-year-old Daiki Kamikawa two years ago and was triumphant ...

Judoka Ojitani prevails against Kamikawa for national title

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2014

Judoka Ojitani prevails against Kamikawa for national title

Unheralded youngster Takeshi Ojitani scored an ippon victory in the final against Daiki Kamikawa in the open-weight class all-Japan championship on Tuesday, denying the London Olympian of his first national title. The 21-year-old Ojitani sent Kamikawa to the mat at 4 minutes, 18 seconds with ...

Kamikawa regains national judo title

More Sports / Judo Apr 5, 2014

Kamikawa regains national judo title

London Olympian Daiki Kamikawa won his second over-100-kg title on Saturday on the first day of the national invitational weight-class championships. Kamikawa produced a come-from-behind victory in the closing seconds of the final with a wazaari to defeat Ryu Shichinohe. It was Kamikawa's first title ...