Kokoro Kageura Judoka

Kokoro Kageura

Kokoro Kageura

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:6 December 1995 (24 years)
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Judoka from Japan Kageura Kokoro won the Grand Slam of Paris in 2018. He won the Grand Prix in Budapest. He took silver at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016 and bronze in 2017 and 2018. In 2017 he won the Grand Prix Düsseldorf. Kageura was Asian champion in 2016 and took bronze at the Kodokan Cup. He took a bronze medal at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2019 and silver in 2020. He captured a silver medal at the Grand Prix in Budapest in 2019. World Mixed team gold in Tokyo in 2019.
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Henk Grol stuns to second Paris gold with 9 year gap

9 Feb 2020 22:50

World number seven Henk Grol of the Netherlands ripped up the script and forced the rows of journalists to rewrite their fleeting headlines after beating World Judo Masters bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win heavyweight gold. It was in 2011 that Henk Grol captured the Paris gold but then in his class U100kg. Aged 34 he seems to be on course for a place in Tokyo. Read more

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Hisayoshi Harasawa knocks on the door for Olympic gold

14 Dec 2019 16:25

Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi (JPN) was crowned the World Judo Masters heavyweight champion after the eagerly-awaited +100kg final could not take place because Olympic and world champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) was ruled out due to back pain. Harasawa is seen as Japan’s leading heavyweight and the current front-runner for the Tokyo berth but April’s All Japan Openweight Championships will have a bearing on the selection for next summer. Read more

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Former world champion Soichi Hashimoto explores Brazil

5 Oct 2019 12:10

Japan’s five-strong team for the Grand Slam in Brasilia starting this weekend features two former world champions as they shuffle their roster to offer a major opportunity for household names on the IJF Tour to put forward their names for Tokyo 2020 selection. Read more

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Or Sasson back on track with heavyweight gold

14 Jul 2019 20:20

Israel’s Or Sasson had the final say at the Budapest Grand Prix as he conquered Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win his fourth Grand Prix title. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam silver medallist Sasson threw with a ko-soto-gake eight seconds into golden score for gold and, after this stellar showing, will expect to be in the frame for a medal at the World Championships in Tokyo. Read more

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Kim Sung-Min rejoins the world’s heavyweight elite

10 Feb 2019 21:45

Asian Games gold medallist Kim Sung-Min (KOR) conquered Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi (JPN) by ippon with an o-soto-gari to win gold in the last contest of the 2019 Paris Grand Slam. Kim has toiled of late and had been surpassed by a new generation of heavyweights but showed he can still mix it with the best and renewed his place among the sport’s top heavyweights. Read more

Result City Date
2Paris9 Feb
3Qingdao2019
3Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
2Budapest2019

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