Haruki Uemura Judoka

Haruki Uemura

Haruki Uemura

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:14 February 1951 (69 years)
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Judoka Haruki Uemura is the 1976 Olympic Champion and became the 1975 World Champion. he was finallist at the worlds in 1973. He became President of the All Japan Judo Federation. IJF Hall of Famer since 2015. Following his distinguished career, he served as President of the All-Japan Judo Federation and is currently an IJF Executive Committee member. In 2009, Uemura was awarded the rank of ninth dan and was elected as President of the Kodokan in Tokyo, where he is regularly on the tatami.
1964 Anton Geesink

History in the make at OpenWeight World Championships

7 Nov 2017 14:10

There is no weight category in judo which is more steeped in history, tradition and icons of the Gentle Way than the Openweight category. Geesink, Ruska, Uemura, Lorenz, Yamashita. These are the five judo titans who won Olympic Openweight gold when it was part of judo's programme at the Games from 1964 - 1984. Read more

Hall of Fame

Nine new Hall of Famers added by IJF

22 Aug 2015 21:25

Nine new Hall of Famers were added by the International Judo Federation at the occasion of a gala in advance of the World Championships in Astana. The IJF started the Hall of Fame in 2013 and continues this tradition to honour the best athletes in the history of judo. Read more

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Kai Klein

Kai Klein (GER)
24 years