Megumi Tachimoto Judoka

Megumi Tachimoto

Megumi Tachimoto

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:27 January 1989 (30 years)
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Haruka Tachimoto is 2016 Olympic Champion of Rio and was seventh at the 2012 Olympic Games. She won the Grand Slam of Paris in 2015 and silver in 2016. She won the Junior world title in 2008 in Bangkok and 2009 in Paris. She won events in Tunis, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Paris and Tyumen. She won the world team title in 2013 with Japan. She announced her retirement in December 2018 due to injuries at the age of 29.
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World medallist Megumi Tachimoto retires

18 Dec 2018 08:30

World championship silver medalist Megumi Tachimoto is retiring from competition, her sponsor announced on Tuesday. Tachimoto, who competed in the open weight class early in her career before moving to the +78kg category, said she would stay involved in judo “in some form.” Read more

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Gviniashvili defeats Khalmurzaev in super final U90kg

26 Feb 2017 19:25

Two top level athletes were in the final of the Grand Prix: Beka Gviniashvili and Khusen Khalmurzaev. Almost a year ago both won the Grand Prix in Samsun in different weight categories; now, both competitors stepped onto the tatami at U90kg. Their last encounter was in 2012 at European Junior Championships when the Georgian won the contest. As it happened, the 2017 edition of their matchup left the judo fans as winner, as well. Read more

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Ukraine’s Iryna Kindzerska captures first IJF Tour victory

26 Feb 2017 18:30

Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Iryna Kindzerska (UKR) defeated five-time world medallist Tachimoto Megumi (JPN) to make sure that her country’s only medal in Germany was of the golden variety. World number 24 Tachimoto, 28, was making her return from a lengthy injury lay-off and that showed as the 25-year-old Ukrainian, who was fifth at the London 2012 Olympics, drove over the accomplished Japanese heavyweight in golden score with a tani-otoshi for a match-winning waza-ari score and her first Grand Prix gold prize. Read more

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Kanae Yamabe claims last Olympic spot in Japanese womens team

17 Apr 2016 13:10

Kanae Yamabe downed rival Megumi Tachimoto for her third national judo championship title on Sunday to clinch a spot in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. In the pair’s third meeting in the final at the national championships in as many years, and this year serving as the final qualifier for Rio in the +78kg category, holder Tachimoto injured her left knee with under a minute remaining. Read more

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Hisayoshi Harasawa defeats Ryu Shichinohe at all Japan Judo Championships

2 Apr 2016 11:05

Some big surprises at the All Japan Championships this weekend in Fukuoka. In the men’s U90kg Daiki Nishiyama defeated Mashu Baker. Baker is the World Championships bronze medallist of Astana in 2015. Baker is ranked 4th in the World Ranking, Nishiyama 11th, so a decision has to be made by the technical staff of the All Japan Judo Federation. Read more

Result City Date
2Yokohama2017
2Düsseldorf2017
2Yokohama2016
3Fukuoka2016
1Paris2016

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