Hiroaki Hiraoka Judoka

Hiroaki Hiraoka

Hiroaki Hiraoka

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:6 February 1985 (34 years)
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Hiroaki Hiraoka was finallist of the 2012 Olympic Games in London and he won silver at the 2013 World Championships in Rio and 2011 in Paris. He won bronze in 2010 in Tokyo. He Asian Champion in 2008. Hiraoka won World Junior bronze in 2004. Won the Grand Slam in Paris in 2008. Hiroaki Hiraoka (JPN) was number 1 of the IJF World Ranking for seniors U60kg in 2010.

London silver medallist Hiroaki Hiraoka retires

23 Mar 2016 15:30

Hiroaki Hiraoka, the men's 60-kilogram silver medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, announced his retirement as an active judoka. The 31-year-old Hiraoka missed out on a place at this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read more

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Teddy Riner only athlete with title in Paris and London2012

4 Feb 2016 14:45

Thirty of the medallists at the Grand Slam of Paris in 2012 reached the top 8 at the London Olympic Games. Of the 30 athletes, 18 won a medal. As only athlete Teddy Riner won both Paris in 2012 as the Olympic title. The podium U78kg in Paris gave the best indication for London where Aguiar, Harrison and Tcheumeo were also on the podium, accompanied by British surprise Gemma Gibbons. Read more


Hiroaki Hiraoka: I believe in myself to get back

6 Jan 2015 09:45

What happened to Olympic silver medallist Hiroaki Hiraoka? After the Olympics we lost him out of our sight, but he had a rough time suffering two heavy knee injuries and operations. Read more

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Arsen Galstyan and Sarah Menezes take Olympic title

28 Jul 2012 19:40

Arsen Galstyan has done it. As first European at the 2012 Olympic Games he collected the gold medal. For Russia and all its potential medallists it is a gigantic stimulance for more medals. The biggest sensation was his win over double world champion Rishod Sobirov, who he had beaten earlier this year at the Masters. Again he made his nemesis status come true and defeated the Uzbek. In the final Galstyan defeated Hiroaki Hiraoka from Japan. The Japanese had a great semi final against Ezio Verde and seemed to be a tough opponent. Galstyan however hit the Japanese with a full ippon and won the first Olympic gold for Europe. Read more

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