Takanori Nagase claims fourth Osaka Grand Slam title

More Sports / Judo Nov 23, 2019

Takanori Nagase claims fourth Osaka Grand Slam title

Takanori Nagase captured his fourth championship at the Osaka Grand Slam on Saturday, winning the men's 81-kg division. Nagase, who was the bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, defeated countryman and 2018 world silver medalist Sotaro Fujiwara in the final to win ...

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 ...