Natsumi Tsunoda wins 52-kg gold at Zagreb Grand Prix

More Sports / Judo Jul 27, 2019

Natsumi Tsunoda wins 52-kg gold at Zagreb Grand Prix

Natsumi Tsunoda won the women's 52-kg division on Friday at the Zagreb Grand Prix. Tsunoda, who claimed gold at last year's Asian Games in Indonesia, beat South Korea's Park Da-sol in the final by scoring a waza-ari on the opening day of the three-day tournament. Tsunoda, ...

Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

More Sports / Judo Aug 30, 2018

Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

Natsumi Tsunoda shrugged off an injured back to win a gold medal Wednesday, scoring a convincing victory over South Korean Park Da-sol in the women's 52-kg class on the first day of the judo competition at the Asian Games. While Tsunoda, the 2017 world silver ...

Shishime, Abe claim gold at judo worlds

More Sports / Judo Aug 30, 2017

Shishime, Abe claim gold at judo worlds

Ai Shishime defeated Natsumi Tsunoda in an all-Japan final of the women's 52-kg competition at the world judo championships Tuesday, while countryman Hifumi Abe claimed the gold medal in the men's 66 kg. Shishime, 23, claimed an ippon victory over 25-year-old Tsunoda with an uchimata ...

More Sports / Judo Feb 17, 2017

Tsunoda, Minei to skip European Judo Open due to injuries

Natsumi Tsunoda, the 52-kg silver medalist at the Paris Grand Slam earlier this month, and 63-kg wrestler Miho Minei will miss this weekend's European Judo Open due to injury, the All Japan Judo Federation said Friday. Tsunoda and Minei were both hurt at the Paris ...

Takato, Abe, Hashimoto capture gold at Grand Slam Paris

More Sports / Judo Feb 12, 2017

Takato, Abe, Hashimoto capture gold at Grand Slam Paris

Rio Games bronze medalist Naohisa Takato won the men's 60-kg category at the Grand Slam Paris on Saturday, while fellow Japanese Hifumi Abe and Soichi Hashimoto also claimed the 66- and 73-kg categories, respectively. It was a strong showing by the Japanese men. Takato won ...