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More Sports / Judo Dec 24, 2016

Ono honored as Judoka of Year

Shohei Ono won the International Judo Federation's Judoka of the Year Award for men on Friday after capturing his first Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro, where he triumphed in the men's 73-kg category. Ono, 24, received 2,166 votes on the IJF Facebook page, ahead ...

More Sports / Judo Feb 21, 2016

Ono moves closer to Rio judo berth

World champion Shohei Ono took a step toward a place at this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics by capturing the men's 73-kg title on Saturday at the Duesseldorf Grand Prix. Ono defeated top-ranked South Korean An Chang-rim in the semifinals before taking out world No. ...

Akimoto outduels Ono for 73-kg title at Grand Slam Tokyo

More Sports / Judo Dec 6, 2014

Akimoto outduels Ono for 73-kg title at Grand Slam Tokyo

Hiroyuki Akimoto defeated 2013 world champion Shohei Ono on points to claim the title in the men's 73-kg category at the Grand Slam Tokyo on Saturday. The 28-year-old Akimoto captured the title for the first time in three years and second time overall. "I fought with ...