Takanori Nagase grabs gold at Zagreb Grand Prix

More Sports / Judo Jul 28, 2019

Takanori Nagase grabs gold at Zagreb Grand Prix

Takanori Nagase won the gold medal in the men's 81-kg division at the Zagreb Grand Prix on Saturday, the second day of the three-day judo competition in the Croatian capital. Nagase, a former world champion and bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored an ...

Nagase falls short in title defense at worlds

More Sports / Judo Sep 1, 2017

Nagase falls short in title defense at worlds

Takanori Nagase failed to defend the men's 81-kg title at the World Judo Championships on Thursday, stopping Japan's medal run by making a fourth-round exit against Uzbekistan's Davlat Bobonov. Nagase, who won a bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last year, lost on ...

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 ...

Nagase claims under-81-kg world title

More Sports / Judo Aug 27, 2015

Nagase claims under-81-kg world title

Takanori Nagase defeated Frenchman Loic Pietri to win the men's under-81-kg gold medal at the World Judo Championships on Thursday. It was Nagase's first world title and Japan's second gold medal in the men's competition here following Shohei Ono's win in the 73-kg division on ...

More Sports / Judo Nov 30, 2013

Japan judoka continue domination at Tokyo Grand Slam

Host Japan delivered another thunderous display of dominance, winning all four weight classes on the second day of the Tokyo Grand Slam on Saturday. It was the second day in a row Japan swept the gold medals in its own backyard after claiming five of ...