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. Asahina won the Junior World title in 2014. Asahina is one of the youngest ever winners of a senior World Cup event at the age of 16. (Sofia-2013). In 2019 she won the Grand Prix in Montreal.
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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

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Gentle Sarah Asahina invited disabled patients to the worlds

5 Sep 2019 11:05

At the last day of the individual World Championships, reigning World Champion +78kg Sarah Asahina had some specials fans supporting her bouts. Although a fierce judoka on the mat, Sarah is a very gentle and likable person off the tatami. Moreover, she volunteers her free time working for ‘Project Puppy’, a program for patients with respiratory problems which started in 1983 by Dr. Katsuyuki Miyasaka. Read more

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Akira Sone make statement for the games with world title

31 Aug 2019 17:05

Japanese prodigy Akira Sone became the youngest women’s heavyweight world champion of all time as she won the +78kg crown with a narrow victory over the legendary Idalys Ortiz (CUB). Sone, 19, who was the 2015 Cadet world champion and 2017 Junior world champion, completed her Worlds set by beating her rival Ortiz for the second time with their head-to-series even at 1-1 before the final. Read more

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Sarah Asahina takes expected Grand Prix gold

8 Jul 2019 00:55

For many years, Japan has had a strong tradition in the +78kg category and World Champion Asahina Sarah (JPN) was definitely the main favorite in Montreal. No one could oppose her during the playoffs of the competition. In the final she was opposed to Raz Hershko (ISR). Read more

Result City Date
3Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
3Tokyo2019
5Budapest2019
1Montreal2019

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