Ryuju Nagayama Judoka

Ryuju Nagayama

Ryuju Nagayama

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:15 April 1996 (24 years)
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Japanese judoka Ryuju Nagayama took bronze at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo against Takato, fifth in 2018 in Baku. Nagayama was World Junior Champion U60kg in 2015 and he won the World Cadet Championships in 2011 in Kiev U50kg. In 2016 and 2018 he won the Grand Slam of Japan and in Ekaterinburg in 2017. He took bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2017. He took gold at the IJF Masters in 2017 and 2019. He won the IJF Tour in Düsseldorf four times. In 2020 he won the Grand Slam in Paris.
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Ryuju Nagayama puts pressure on Takato

8 Feb 2020 17:50

World number one Nagayama Ryuju (JPN) came through his latest test to lay claim to being in pole position for Tokyo 2020 as his teammate Takato Naohisa will have to wait for his turn to impress in two weeks-time in Germany at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam. Read more

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Ryuju Nagayama smells his chance in Paris

30 Jan 2020 07:55

Nagayama afforded the chance to strike first in 2020 as Takato awaits Dusseldorf chance. World number one Nagayama Ryuju (JPN) gets a headstart on his teammate Takato Naohisa and rival for Japan’s U60th berth in Tokyo, as he, and he alone, has received the call-up for Paris. Read more

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Ryuju Nagayama wins second Masters crown

12 Dec 2019 13:00

World number one Nagayama Ryuju of Japan conquered a star-laden U60kg field to repeat his 2017 Masters victory as he beat world number seven Francisco Garrigos (ESP) by ippon in the final. Tokai University member Nagayama opened the scoring with a sumi-otoshi and ended the final in style with a uchi-mata-sukashi to put the pressure back on his teammate and three-time world champion Takato Naohisa (JPN) in the race for Tokyo 2020 selection. Read more

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Lukhumi Chkhvimiani surprises the field with world gold U60kg

25 Aug 2019 15:55

A sensational victory for Georgia’s Lukhumi Chkhvimiani today in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo where Chkhvimiani was crowned the new world champion, the first ever lightweight world champion for Georgia. Chkhvimiani defeated world number seven Sharafuddin Lutfillaev of Uzbekistan for the first time in four contests, his most important contest ever. Read more

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New world champion in the make at U60kg worlds

25 Aug 2019 09:35

We are going to get a new World Champion U60kg! Naohisa Takato lost his battle with Uzbek Sharafuddin Lutfillaev who reached the semi final against Gusman Kyrgyzbaev of Kazakhstan. The tournament so far has been spectacular with Yang Yung Wei as the sensation who gave the event taste with a win over world championships runner-up Robert Mshvidobadze (RUS) in his first contest. Read more

Result City Date
1Paris8 Feb
1Budapest2019
1Qingdao2019
2Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019

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