Ruika Sato Judoka

Ruika Sato

Ruika Sato

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:27 March 1992 (28 years)
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Ruika Sato won her 1st Grand Slam in 2010 in Rio, followed by the Grand Slam victory in Tokyo. She claimed more than 20 international medals at Grand Prix and Grand Slams, all U78kg. Sato won World Junior bronze in 2008 U78kg. Silver at the Paris Grand Slam. She won the Grand Slam of Japan in 2016 and 2018. She won silver at the Grand Slam in Paris and 2018 Masters. She won bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2017 and Düsseldorf in 2018. Silver in Budapest 2019.
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Brazil’s Mayra Aguiar hits form with gold in Budapest

14 Jul 2019 18:30

Double world champion Mayra Aguiar of Brazil defeated World Judo Masters silver medallist Sato Ruika (JPN) to win U78kg gold on the last day in Budapest. Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Aguiar, who is one of the favourites for the World Championships next month, edged past her long-time rival in golden score after Sato was penalised for passivity and received hansoku-make. Read more

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Malonga and Tcheumeo fight in Paris for a place in the semis

9 Feb 2019 09:10

European champion Madeleine Malonga and double Olympic medallist Audrey Tcheumeo are locked in a battle for Tokyo 2020 selection but both will be urged on by the home faithful. Both are in the same pool to reach a place in the semi final in Paris. Read more

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Mami Umeki takes crucial win in race for Tokyo 2020

16 Dec 2018 12:10

Former Japanese world champion Umeki Mami ruled the U78kg category at the IJF World Masters in GUnagzhou as the former owner of the red backpatch was the last Japanese judoka standing on Sunday evening. World number 10 Umeki held down Osaka Grand Slam winner Sato Ruika (JPN) for 20 seconds for gold to arguably propel her to pole position in the ever-changing battle for Japan’s one spot at Tokyo 2020 in the U78kg category. Read more

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Ruika Sato beats teammate Mami Umeki to gold

25 Nov 2018 13:55

Sato Ruika won her fifth Grand Slam gold medal and registered a crucial victory in the race for Tokyo 2020. Asian Games winner Sato defeated teammate and Budapest Grand Prix winner Umeki Mami (JPN) in the U78kg final with a hold down to propel her forward and make sure that she will earn selections for the biggest events on the tour next year. Read more

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Korean Gwak Dong-Han defeats Mashu Baker at Asian Games

31 Aug 2018 13:10

At the Asian Games in Jakarta Gwak Dong-Han defeated Olympic Champion Mashu Baker in the semi final by ippon and claimed the Asian Games title in the final against Gantulga Altanbagana (MGL). The 2015 World Champion from Korea won bronze in 2014 and gold in the team event. Read more

Result City Date
3Chiba2019
2Budapest2019
2Fukuoka2019
5Paris2019
2Guangzhou2018

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