Rio Olympic judo champ Tachimoto to retire

More Sports / Judo Oct 4, 2017

Rio Olympic judo champ Tachimoto to retire

Haruka Tachimoto, the women's 70-kg gold medalist at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, on Wednesday revealed she is retiring. The 27-year-old Tachimoto, who cited a lack of drive as her main reason for calling it quits, submitted retirement documents to the All Japan Judo ...

Japan sweeps judo middleweight golds at Rio

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Judo Aug 11, 2016

Japan sweeps judo middleweight golds at Rio

Japan swept the judo gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday, taking the top spot in both men's and women's middleweight divisions. Haruka Tachimoto struck gold first by defeating triple world champion Yuri Alvear in the women's 70-kg division. Despite being penalized for ...

Heavyweight Harasawa earns first national invitational title

More Sports / Judo Apr 2, 2016

Heavyweight Harasawa earns first national invitational title

Heavyweight Hisayoshi Harasawa captured his first National Weight Category Championships title in the over 100-kg division on Saturday. Last year's all-Japan national champion Harasawa defeated Ryu Shichinohe on points in the final at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on the first day of the meet that serves ...