Sarah Asahina Judoka

Sarah Asahina

Sarah Asahina

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:22 October 1996 (23 years)
  • Popularity
Japanese heavyweight Sarah Asahina became World Champion in 2018 in Baku and silver medallist in 2017 in Budapest. She took world bronze in 2019 in the Budokan. She won the Grand Slams in Paris and Ekaterinburg in 2017. She won the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016 and 2017 and Grand Slam in Düsseldorf in 2018 and 2020. Sarah won the Junior World title in 2014. Asahina is one of the youngest ever winner of a World Cup event at the age of 16. (Sofia-2013). In 2019 she won the Grand Prix in Montreal.
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The 5 most successful judo cadets at senior level

1 Apr 2020 09:50

Have you always wondered what is the relevance of Cadet World or Continental Championships? We would like to point out for you the most successful cadets who became our current stars. The Cadet World Championships were held for the first time in 2009 and in total six editions. Who grew from talent to world senior level domination. Read more

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Sarah Asahina recovers from Olympic disappointment

23 Feb 2020 19:10

Double world champion Asahina Sarah of Japan earned her sixth Grand Slam title with a professional display against world number four Iryna Kindzerska (AZE) in the women’s heavyweight final. After missing out on selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which went in favour of teenager Sone Akira, Asahina returned to the competition circuit for the first time and with a wait of pressure lifted off her shoulders. Read more

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Shohei Ono leads top team of Japan in Düsseldorf

20 Feb 2020 14:40

Olympic and reigning world champion Ono Shohei (U73kg) leads an 11-strong Japanese team in action at the second Grand Slam of the season this weekend in Düsseldorf. Three-time world champion Ono, who will be chasing a record fifth Düsseldorf title, starts his 2020 season on Saturday at the ISS Dome. Read more

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The heat is on at the Osaka Grand Slam

21 Nov 2019 08:10

Judo in japan is always interesting to know about, even their national competitions as Kano Cup, All Japan Championships or University Championships. When IJF Tour lands in Japan, a special athmosphere is capturing the world of Judo. One year before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the olympic road is turning tigh in many categories and many coaches from different countries are starting to have headaches to make their selection. Read more

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Daria Bilodid: the role model of all cadet world champions

24 Sep 2019 11:10

Obviously everyone knows the story of Daria Bilodid, the current double senior World Champion won the cadet world title in 2015 in Sarajevo. In the previous World Championships Min-Jong Kim (KOR) became cadet world champion in Chile and he finished with bronze at the last senior World Championships in Tokyo. There are countless examples of successful transitions from cadet to senior level, but it's not an ABC. Read more

Result City Date
1Düsseldorf23 Feb
3Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
3Tokyo2019
5Budapest2019

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