Naohisa Takato Judoka

Naohisa Takato

Naohisa Takato

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:30 May 1993 (24 years)
  • Popularity
Naohisa Takato World Champion 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. Won bronze at the worlds in Chelyabinsk in 2014. Won the World Junior title in 2011 in Cape Town. Takato was World U17 Champion in Budapest in 2009. Won the Grand Slams in Moscow, Tokyo, Paris and Masters in Tyumen 2013. Paris and Tokyo in 2015. Olympic bronze medallist in 2016 in Rio. In 2017 he added his third Paris victory.
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Japan wins 8 of 9 finals at Asian Championships in Hong Kong

27 May 2017 12:30

Japan became the winner of the Asian Championships in Hong Kong, capturing eight gold medals in the process. Japan's efficiency was evident by winning eight of nine finals. The remaining six titles were won by Korea (3), Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Iran was a bit unlucky with two lost finals, but Korea also lost 4, Mongolia, 3, and Kazakhstan, 3. Read more

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It's tough being a Japanese judoka

11 Apr 2017 14:00

Japan has such depth in judo that in some categories you have multiple players who are absolutely world-class. Read more

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Japan benefits from new rules in judo

14 Feb 2017 13:55

Rule changes recently adopted by the International Judo Federation to make the sport more exciting, as well as more understandable to the casual fan, made their debut at last weekend’s Paris Grand Slam. If the results from that tournament are any indication, Japan seems to benefit from the modifications with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming three years away. Read more

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Naohisa Takato completes Paris hat-trick

11 Feb 2017 17:30

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Takato Naohisa of Japan Takato waved three fingers on both hands to the crowd as he continued his remarkable run in Paris with gold medals in 2013, 2015 and now 2017. Takato started his year in thrilling fashion as he won the Paris tournament for the third time. Read more

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The ten most searched judoka in the world

7 Feb 2017 16:40

It is not surprising that, for the past three years, Teddy Riner is the most searched-for judoka in the world. The second most popular judoka on the web’s top 10 list is Ilias Iliadis. Although the Greek legend retired last year, his popularity is still huge. One of the fastest risers is Japan’s Shohei Ono, who definitely captured our hearts last year. Read more

Result City Date
1Hong Kong26 May
2Fukuoka1 Apr
1Paris11 Feb
2Tokyo2016
3Rio de Janeiro2016

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