Sarah Asahina Judoka

Sarah Asahina

Sarah Asahina

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:22 October 1996 (21 years)
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Japanese heavyweight Sarah Asahina became World Championships silver medallist in 2017 in Budapest. She won the Grand Slams in Paris and Ekaterinburg in 2017 and was chosen for the World Championships. Asahina won the World Junior Championships U21 in 2014 in Miami. Asahina is one of the youngest ever winners of a senior World Cup event at the age of 16. (Sofia-2013). She won the Kodokan Cup in 2015. She won the Kodokan Cup in Chiba in 2014. She won the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016.
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Japanese Sarah Asahina takes the Open World title

12 Nov 2017 21:15

World number one Asahina Sarah of Japan qualified for the final against world number two Larisa Ceric of Bosnia Herzegovina, who took the advantage over the Dutch Tessie Savelkouls to access the final. Asahina eliminated Ortiz Idalys of Cuba in the semi-final. Asahina was the favourite fought in front of her father, who was cheering from the stands. Read more

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Four top women qualify for semi finals at World Open Championships

12 Nov 2017 16:30

The World Open Championships for women delivered 18 athletes who tried to qualify for the final stage in the late afternoon. The winner will take a lofty prize money figure equal to the men. Despite the absence of some of the best judoka on the international circuit, the level was very high in Marrakech, since the top three in the world rankings were engaged. Read more

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Eight new World Ranking leaders set Japan back to the top

4 Sep 2017 13:10

On Monday the new IJF World Ranking was released with eight new world ranking leaders. Soichi Hashimoto (U73kg) and Sumiya Dorjsuren (U57kg) were number one last week and also won the world title. It’s not about the ranking but about the performance. Four male World Ranking leaders of last week didn’t make a medal, three women didn’t make a medal and heavyweight Slutskaya couldn’t participate in Budapest. We introduce the new Ranking leaders. Read more

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Japan wins first World Mixed Team Championships by 6-0 to Brazil

3 Sep 2017 19:30

Japan has won the Mixed Team competition of the World Judo Championships as. The Mixed Team Competition was officially added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme by the IOC in June and the hosts of the next Olympiad won the first edition of the new format at the senior level. Read more

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Yu Song retains heavyweight gold for China

2 Sep 2017 19:10

Chinese heavyweight Yu Song retained her 2015 world title with a battling displaying on Saturday in Hungary. Yu, Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, was only competing for the second time since Rio 2016. She defeated 2014 Junior World Championships winner and world number three Asahina Sarah of Japan in the final for gold. Read more

Result City Date
1Marrakech12 Nov
1Budapest3 Sep
2Budapest2 Sep
1Ekaterinburg21 May
1Yokohama16 Apr

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