Yoko Ono Judoka

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:27 November 1989 (31 years)
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Japanese judoka Yoko Ono won bronze at the World Championships in Baku in 2018. She won the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2017 and the Grand Slam in Düsseldor in 2018. In 2019 and 2020 she captured the gold medal at the Grand Slam in Paris. She won the Kodokan Cup in Chiba in 2012 and 2015. She won gold at the European Open in Oberwart in 2017 and Grand Prix silver in 2018. World Mixed team gold in Tokyo in 2019. She won the Grand Slam of Osaka in 2019. She won the World Masters in Doha in 2021.

Yoko Ono class on her own in Doha

13 Jan 2021 06:15

Unchosen Yoko Ono was clear in her ambition to show she belongs to the top of the world. Ono won all her matches convincingly. The surprise in the final was Russian Madina Taimazova resisted well during normal time, but the golden score period was too much for the young Russian, who had to suffer a defeat by hold down in less than two minutes of golden score. Read more


Yoko Ono illustrates Olympic credentials with Paris gold

9 Feb 2020 17:50

Osaka Grand Slam winner Yoko Ono of Japan defeated Hohhot Grand Prix winner Saki Niizoe with one of the throws of the day to capture her fifth Grand Slam title. Ono, who almost scored at will in the preliminaries with her lethal uchi-mata, caught her colleague in golden score with a textbook ippon-seoi-nage which was lapped up by the appreciative crowd. Read more


Masters in Qingdao with promising Japanese team

9 Dec 2019 11:15

The last event for this year is preparing for the ultimate Masters in Qingdao, in the year in advance of the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo. This time Japan sent an awesome team of 10 men and 10 women. Some super clashes may again lead to an all Japanese final. Read more


Yoko Ono submits Kim Polling for fourth Grand Slam title

23 Nov 2019 15:10

Former world bronze medallist Ono Yoko tapped out Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner Kim Polling (NED) with shime-waza in added time to deny the Dutch star back-to-back Grand Slam wins on the IJF World Judo Tour. Ono kept her feint Olympic ambitions alive by beating four-time Grand Slam winner Polling who was caught with ashi-waza with 17 seconds left for a waza-ari score. Read more


Japan on top of the medal table in Paris

11 Feb 2019 10:05

It becomes a habit, when the Japanese team is announced, it is a safe bet that we will see them reach peaks. With 5 titles and 15 medals for 23 entries, we can speak of great success, despite the early defeat of Abe Hifumi, who skidded twice against the Italian Manuel Lombardo in the first round of the competition. Read more

Result City Date
1Doha12 Jan

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