Mami Umeki Judoka

Mami Umeki

Mami Umeki

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:6 December 1994 (26 years)
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Japanese Mami Umeki claimed the world title in 2015 in Astana at the age of 20 and took silver in 2017 in Budapest. Umeki fights U78kg and won the World Junior Championships U20 in 2011 in Cape Town. Umeki won the World Masters in 2018 in Guangzhou. In 2017 she won the Grand Prix Düsseldorf and the GS in Ekaterinburg. She won the GP in Budapest in 2018. She took silver at the Grand Slam in Osaka. She won bronze at the Grand Slam of Paris and gold at the Grand Prix Zagreb.

Mami Umeki leads race for Tokyo 2020

24 Nov 2019 17:05

Former world champion Umeki Mami won her second Grand Slam gold medal by beating her compatriot and the 2018 world champion Hamada Shori by ippon. Hamada took the lead before offering a weak attack and Umeki pounced to drive over the world number three for the maximum score and the most important win of her career. Read more


Karla Prodan sets Zagreb on fire with bronze performance

28 Jul 2019 21:55

At the seventh edition of the Grand Prix of Zagreb the home crowd cheered the whole day for its own athletes, but Karla Prodan stood out in her category U78kg. She coloured the day and took an unexpected bronze medal. Prodan gave back her smile to the crowd. It was a career-first for the 20-year-old who thrilled the youthful Croatian crowd who themselves graced the same tatami just hours prior for a masterclass. Read more


Madeleine Malonga celebrates gold with Bercy

10 Feb 2019 19:05

French European champion Madeleine Malonga won her home Grand Slam for the first time as she defeated Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Luise Malzahn (GER) after two minutes. Malonga opened the scoring with a waza-ari from an o-soto-gari and the final was settled when her German rival was penalised for going out of the area which was her third indiscretion. Read more


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


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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