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Christa Deguchi to Don Canada’s Colours for the First Time

23 Oct 2017 16:30

Christa Deguchi has always represented Japan in international competition, but this week she will don a Canadian judogi for the first time at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, being held in the United Arab Emirates. Born in Nagano in 1995, Deguchi has been passionate about judo for as long as she can remember. She was introduced to the sport by her grandmother, and from the first time she put on a judogi, she was hooked. Read more


Kosei Inoue: Japanese mixed team gold give good outlook for future

23 Oct 2017 16:20

Japan took their imperious form from the individual categories into the first Mixed Team event at the Junior World Championships as they won gold on the last day of the competition. The scintillating mixed team event will be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme as countries see their best men and women link-up with national pride, international acclaim and silverware all at stake. Read more


Japanese juniors take first mixed team world title

22 Oct 2017 19:45

Japan defeated the Netherlands in convincing fashion to be crowned the first Junior World Championships Mixed Team champions. In Zagreb the Japanese juniors were simply too strong. The bronze medals went to Germany and Russia. Japan overpowered the field of 16 teams to win the junior team title with a merciless display as they made sure that the Japanese anthem would be the only one played on the last day of the event. Read more

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