Judoka Akari Inoue claims first Kodokan Cup title

More Sports / Judo Nov 11, 2017

Judoka Akari Inoue claims first Kodokan Cup title

Akari Inoue won the women's over-78 kg division on Saturday, the first day of the Kodokan Cup, one of the qualifying events for next year's judo world championships. The 20-year-old Inoue, the Universiade unlimited weight class champion, defeated last year's runner-up, Akira Sone by ippon ...

More Sports / Judo Sep 4, 2017

Ebinuma named to judo athletes' commission

Masashi Ebinuma, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in the men's 66-kg division, has been appointed a new member of the International Judo Federation's Athletes' Commission, the organization said Sunday. The 27-year-old is one of five judoka who were elected during the just-ended world judo championships ...

More Sports / Judo Aug 17, 2017

Ebinuma nominated for key post with International Judo Federation

Masashi Ebinuma, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in the men's 66-kg division, is among 17 judoka nominated for the nine available places on the International Judo Federation's Athletes' Commission, the organization said Wednesday. Five judoka will be elected to represent their counterparts for a four-year ...

More Sports / Judo Feb 7, 2016

Ebinuma, Shishime capture Grand Slam Paris judo titles

Masashi Ebinuma won the men's 66-kg division in the Grand Slam Paris on Saturday, along with Toru Shishime who triumphed in the 60-kg category. Ebinuma overcame reigning world champion An Ba-ul of South Korea by ippon in the quarterfinals, bettered Frenchman Kilian Le Blouch on ...