Yasuyuki Muneta Judoka

Yasuyuki Muneta

Yasuyuki Muneta

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:10 February 1981 (38 years)
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Japanese judoka Yasuyuki Muneta is double World Champion. He won the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha and in 2002 in Busan. The heavyweight is just 1.72m but very hard to throw. He won 7 World Cups and various continental titles.
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No end in sight to Japan’s male heavyweight drought

2 Oct 2018 13:00

Japan last held the men’s heavyweight world crown in 2013. Their 15-year wait for a champion is their one weakness at the elite level. Muneta Yasuyuki was the last man to hold the title and did so at home in Osaka in 2003. Japan has won all 13 other titles since then and have had a stranglehold of many categories such as U73kg. Read more

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Report of the Asian Judo Championships 2000 in Osaka

28 May 2000 00:00

The 2000 Asian Judo Championships acted as the only source of qualification to the Olympic Games for Asian fighters not already qualified through last year's World Championships. Naturally some of the top Japanese, Korean and Chinese fighters were rested as they had finished in the top eight at the Worlds. Four Japanese fighters, however, had failed to qualify last year and a couple of Korean former World Champions did not even compete in Birmingham so there was plenty of talent on display. Read more

Result City Date
7Tokyo2013
2Chiba2011
1Salvador2010
3Tokyo2010
3Rio de Janeiro2009

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