Riki Nakaya Judoka

Riki Nakaya

Riki Nakaya

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:25 July 1989 (28 years)
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Riki Nakaya of Japan is World Champion 2014 in Chelyabinsk and 2011 in Paris U73kg. He won world silver in 2015 in Astana and Nakaya was finallist of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Nakaya won 4 Grand Slams, in 2010 and 2013 in Tokyo and Paris and Rio in 2011. World team champion 2014 with Japan. He won silver at the Grand Slam in Baku in 2017.
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Glory for Odbayar Ganbaatar as Mongolia mounts fightback on day two

11 Mar 2017 15:10

World Judo Masters silver medallist Ganbaatar Odbayar of Mongolia captured Grand Slam gold for the first time as he bested double world champion and London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Nakaya Riki of Japan Read more

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Riki Nakaya back to the top with possible Grand Slam victory

11 Mar 2017 13:15

Former World Champion Riki Nakaya is getting back to the world top. Nakaya reached the final U73kg of the Grand Slam in Baku where he is opposed to Mongolian Odbayar Ganbaatar who he defeated three times in his career. Read more

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Ami Kondo and Shohei Ono stand their man at All Japan

3 Apr 2016 10:25

What are the implications for the athletes who failed to win the All Japan Championships? We know some are protected, so we don’t expect Masashi Ebinuma who won a bronze medal won’t make it to the Olympics, but one thing is clear Ami Kondo, Misato Nakamura, Shohei Ono and Takanori Nagase confirmed their leading role and will acting at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Read more

2015 Golden Team Japan

the Golden team of Japan is BACK

30 Aug 2015 18:10

The team of Japan is fully back in the top of judo. Forget 2012, they’re back. With the double in the team event, for the first time since 2002 and six gold medals, four silver medals and five bronze medals the team impressed like never before. Read more

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Japanese men defeat Korean by 3-2 in world team final

30 Aug 2015 16:05

Japan captured the double at the team event of the World Judo Championships in Astana. The two best teams of the individual tournament Japan and South Korea facing off in the final. 2014 World Champion, Ebinuma Masashi was opposed to the 2015 world champion An Ba-Ul. Ebinuma launched the first attacks and An was penalised for passivity. Using the same strategy of being always first on the hands and attacking non-stop. Read more

Result City Date
3Fukuoka1 Apr
2Baku11 Mar
2Chiba2016
2Fukuoka2016
5Paris2016

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