Takanori Nagase Judoka

Takanori Nagase

Takanori Nagase

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:14 October 1993 (25 years)
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World Champion judo 2015 Takanori Nagase won Olympic bronze in Rio 2016. Nagase won the Universiade in Kazan (Student World Championships) in 2013. He won the All Japan Championships in 2015 and the IJF Masters in Rabat U81kg. In 2013, 2014 and 2016 he won the Grand Slam in Tokyo. Defeated Loic Pietri in the 2015 World Championships final. He claimed a bronze medal at the Grand Slam in Osaka in 2018. He took silver at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg in 2019.
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Magical Sagi Muki beats Japanese Nagase to seal Grand Slam triumph

16 Mar 2019 16:00

Israel’s Sagi Muki bested former world champion Nagase Takanori of Japan in the U81kg final in Ekaterinburg to win his third Grand Slam gold medal. Paris Grand Slam silver medallist Muki waited until the closing seconds before launching with seven seconds left with a shoulder throw for a waza-ari and world number 153 Nagase had to settle for silver in his first outing for 2019. Read more

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First round clash: Tato Grigalashvili (GEO) vs Nagase Takanori (JPN) U81kg

15 Mar 2019 13:30

One of the most interesting first round clashes at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg will be between Tato Grigalashvili (GEO) v former world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Nagase Takanori (JPN) in the U81kg class at the second day in Russia. Read more

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First Grand Slam title for Takeshi Sasaki

24 Nov 2018 15:20

Sasaki Takeshi of Japan was the last man standing for Japan in the U81kg category as he beat Budapest Grand Prix silver medallist Kohara Kenya (JPN) in the final. The Japanese pair cancelled each other out in regulation time but Sasaki took control in golden score and held down his colleague for 20 seconds and ippon to blow Japan’s battle for Tokyo 2020 wide open in a category which has not always served them well on the biggest stages in the sport. Read more

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Preview men Grand Slam Osaka

22 Nov 2018 12:35

For the first time the IJF World Tour is welcomed in Osaka. The Japanese city hosted Asian Championships in the past and the 2003 World Championships. Obviously the expectations for the Japanese team are high this weekend and with Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy we preview the men’s tournament with the major favourites. Read more

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Japan wins first World Mixed Team Championships by 6-0 to Brazil

3 Sep 2017 19:30

Japan has won the Mixed Team competition of the World Judo Championships as. The Mixed Team Competition was officially added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme by the IOC in June and the hosts of the next Olympiad won the first edition of the new format at the senior level. Read more

Result City Date
2Ekaterinburg16 Mar
3Osaka2018
1Budapest2017
1Fukuoka2017
1Budapest2016

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