Marathon man: Hifumi Abe clinches Olympic judo berth in epic playoff

Judo Dec 13, 2020

Marathon man: Hifumi Abe clinches Olympic judo berth in epic playoff

Hifumi Abe booked his place in the Tokyo Olympics next summer with a yusei win in a grueling 24-minute bout against reigning world champion Joshiro Maruyama on Sunday in the men's 66-kg division playoff. The unprecedented one-off showdown at the Kodokan Judo Institute pitted Maruyama ...