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Haruna Asami, Yoshie Ueno and Ayumi Tanimoto added to coaching staff Japan

23 Oct 2016 20:10

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The two-time world champion Haruna Asami who recently retired as professional career will join the coaching staff of the seniors and the junior national team of Japan.

Asami, who never succeeded to fight at the Olympic Games doesn’t have coaching experience, so the choice is remarkable. She does have judo experience with titles all over the world, and she is able to share those experience with the younger generation.

Not just Asami was added to the team. Also Katsuyuki Masuchi  was appointed as new head coach of the women's team. The men’s heavyweight doesn’t have experience compared to Asami but booked a few successed in the nineties such as two Asian titles and victories at the World Cup in Leonding in Austria. Also London Olympic bronze medallist in 2012 Yoshie Ueno who won two world titles was added to the team as well as two-time Olympic champion Ayumi Tanimoto. Both gained experience at senior and junior level already, so at least have coaching experience.

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