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Sosuke Matsumura gives Japan best ever World Championships day

19 Oct 2019 20:10

The last final of the day and of the individual tournament opposed the silver medallist of the Asia-Oceania Junior championships, Matsumura Sosuke (JPN), and the silver medallist of the junior European Championships Erik Abramov (GER). Not impressed by the already consistent harvest of the day for the Japanese team, and by the difference in weight, Abramov bravely tried his luck, but, without having anything to regret, he finally succumbed to the attacks of Matsumura, who scored waza-ari before concluding with an immobilization. Read more

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Japan discovers another heavyweight talent in Ruri Takahashi

19 Oct 2019 19:30

The Japanese women dominated the World Championships at the last day. In Marrakesh, Asia was the dominating continent inthe +78kg category as Takahashi Ruri of Japan, winner of the St Petersburg Junior European Cup in April, and Kim Hayun (KOR), finalist of the Tashkent Grand Prix last September, qualified for the final. Read more

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Japan continues to find gold with Kazunari Kamigaki

19 Oct 2019 19:15

Everyone was expecting to see the defending world junior champion, Gela Zaalishvili (GEO), in the final of the Junior World Championships, but he was quickly eliminated by Matsumura Sosuke (JPN), on a superb ura-nage during the preliminary rounds. It was not even Matsumura who qualified for the final, but Kamigaki Kazunari (JPN). As one Georgian can always hide another one it is Ilia Sulamanidze who was competing for the gold medal of the category. Read more

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