Japan judo federation names bulk of Olympic team

More Sports / Judo Feb 27, 2020

Japan judo federation names bulk of Olympic team

Shohei Ono will grapple for his second straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 73-kg division, this time on home soil, after being named to Japan's judo team for this summer's Tokyo Games on Thursday. The All Japan Judo Federation selected 12 of its 14-member ...

Abe siblings shine on first day of Dusseldorf Grand Slam

More Sports / Judo Feb 22, 2020

Abe siblings shine on first day of Dusseldorf Grand Slam

Japan won three gold medals Friday on the opening day of the Dusseldorf Grand Slam, with siblings Uta and Hifumi Abe both topping the podium. Nineteen-year-old sensation Uta claimed the women's 52-kg division gold with victory over French rival Amandine Buchard, while 22-year-old Hifumi won ...

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

More Sports / Judo Feb 25, 2017

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

Sixteen-year-old Uta Abe became the youngest judoka in history to earn a Grand Prix title when she won the women's 52-kg division Friday. According to the International Judo Federation, Abe, who is a first-year student at Shukugawa Gakuin High School in Kobe, is also the ...