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Japan dominates at judo world championships

Japan dominates at judo world championships

Japan dominated at the world judo championships on Saturday, winning all three gold medals on the third day of competition.
Kaori Matsumoto beat Portugal's Telma Monteiro in the women's 57-kilogram final and Yoshie Ueno defeated Miki Tanaka in an all-Japanese women's 63-kilogram final.
Hiroyuki Akimoto defeated Dex Elmont of the Netherlands in the men's 73-kilogram final to cap an impressive day for the hosts.
Japan has won five gold, two silver and four bronze medals so far in the five-day tournament that features 850 athletes from 111 countries.
Japan's men's team failed to win a single gold at the worlds in Rotterdam last year but has already won two in the Tokyo meet.


Updated : 2021-03-01 18:12 GMT+08:00