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 ...

Japan sweeps judo middleweight golds at Rio

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Judo 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 ...