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Judoka Saito, Tanimoto inducted into Hall of Fame

/ Sep 19, 2018

Judoka Saito, Tanimoto inducted into Hall of Fame

by Baku

Two-time Olympic gold medalists Hitoshi Saito and Ayumi Tanimoto were inducted into the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame on Tuesday ahead of the world championships which kick off on Thursday. Saito was inducted posthumously following his death at age 54 from bile duct cancer ...

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

| Sep 1, 2018

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

A 10-gold bonanza across five sports on Friday took Japan's tally to 69 gold medals, more than at any Asian Games since the last time it topped the medal table in Bangkok in 1978. Japan's sailors provided four gold and its judoka three, while the ...

Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

/ Aug 30, 2018

Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

Natsumi Tsunoda shrugged off an injured back to win a gold medal Wednesday, scoring a convincing victory over South Korean Park Da-sol in the women's 52-kg class on the first day of the judo competition at the Asian Games. While Tsunoda, the 2017 world silver ...

Aug 17, 2016

Japanese youth volunteers arrive in Phnom Penh to coach judo

A group of youth volunteers dispatched to Cambodia by the Japanese government to coach judo arrived in the capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday. The university students, from Tokyo and Nara Prefecture, were accompanied by team leader Gotaro Ogawa, a former Japanese ambassador to Cambodia who ...

Japan sweeps judo middleweight golds at Rio

/ / 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 ...