More Sports / Judo Feb 19, 2019

Injury to keep Mashu Baker out of Dusseldorf Grand Slam

Olympic gold medalist Mashu Baker will skip this week's Dusseldorf Grand Slam due to a right hamstring injury, the All Japan Judo Federation said Tuesday. Baker, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic champion in the men's 90-kilogram division, will miss the three-day meet in Germany. ...

More Sports / Judo Apr 6, 2017

Baker to miss judo worlds due to shoulder injury

Mashu Baker told the All Japan Judo Federation he will sit out this summer's world championships, a source said Thursday. Baker, who won the men's 90-kg gold at the Rio Olympics last summer, dislocated his right shoulder on Sunday at the national invitational weight ...

Nagase earns ticket to judo worlds; Baker hurt

More Sports / Judo Apr 2, 2017

Nagase earns ticket to judo worlds; Baker hurt

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Takanori Nagase secured his fourth straight national invitational weight class championship on Sunday and a place in this summer's world championships in the men's 81-kg division. Nagase defeated Hayato Watanabe in the final on points after extra period at Fukuoka Kokusai ...