Japan wins first mixed team gold

More Sports / Judo Sep 4, 2017

Japan wins first mixed team gold

Top-seeded Japan defeated Brazil 6-0 to become the first-ever recipient of the mixed team gold medal at the world judo championships Sunday, the final day of action. All 11 Japanese judoka who were entered for the event, featuring three men and three women, won their ...

Ojitani edges Wolf to defend national judo title

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2017

Ojitani edges Wolf to defend national judo title

Takeshi Ojitani secured his second straight national championship on Saturday, winning the open-weight tournament for the third time in his career after defeating Aaron Wolf on points in the golden score extra period. Ojitani, who won the title for the first time in 2014, downed ...

Ojitani captures national title;  Harasawa earns Rio berth

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2016

Ojitani captures national title; Harasawa earns Rio berth

Takeshi Ojitani captured his second open-weight National Judo Championship on Friday, while beaten semifinalist Hisayoshi Harasawa was chosen for the over-100-kg division for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ojitani, 23, won his first title against 26-year-old Daiki Kamikawa two years ago and was triumphant ...

Judoka Ojitani prevails against Kamikawa for national title

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2014

Judoka Ojitani prevails against Kamikawa for national title

Unheralded youngster Takeshi Ojitani scored an ippon victory in the final against Daiki Kamikawa in the open-weight class all-Japan championship on Tuesday, denying the London Olympian of his first national title. The 21-year-old Ojitani sent Kamikawa to the mat at 4 minutes, 18 seconds with ...