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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 ...

Ebinuma picks up more judo gold

More Sports / Judo Apr 5, 2015

Ebinuma picks up more judo gold

Three-time judo world champion Masashi Ebinuma defeated Kengo Takaichi in the men's 66-kg final at the national invitational weight-class championships on Sunday. The 25-year-old Ebinuma beat Takaichi on points at Fukuoka Kokusai Center to claim his first title in three years and fourth overall at ...

Ebinuma captures gold for Japan at judo worlds

More Sports / Judo Aug 28, 2013

Ebinuma captures gold for Japan at judo worlds

Masashi Ebinuma won all six of his bouts by ippon in the 66-kg division en route to giving Japan its second men's gold medal of the judo world championships on Tuesday. The 2011 world champion put on a master class in Rio de Janeiro as ...