Natsumi Tsunoda Judoka

Natsumi Tsunoda

Natsumi Tsunoda

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:6 August 1992 (28 years)
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Japanese judoka Natsumi Tsunoda became World Championships silver medallist in 2017 in Budapest. She took silver at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2019. She won the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016. She won silver at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2017. She won the Grand Prix in Budapest in 2018. She took a silver medal at the Grand Slam in Osaka in 2018. Tsunoda won the World Masters in 2018 in Guangzhou. She won the Grand Prix in Zagreb and she claimed bronze at the Grand Slam in Brasilia in 2019.

Natsumi Tsunoda sets the tone in Tel Aviv

23 Jan 2020 19:40

The Tel Aviv Grand Prix, which opens an exciting Olympic season and whose first day of competition ended with the gold medals obtained by Japan (2), Korea (2) and Slovenia (1). Read more


Masters winner Tsunoda moved down to U48kg

20 Nov 2019 06:30

Former world silver medallist Tsunoda Natsumi has found her route to the Olympics blocked by Abe Uta in the -52kg category. Tsunoda, who lost the 2017 final to Shishime Ai, could only manage to earn a bronze medal at the Brasilia Grand Slam in October and has since moved down a weight category to U48kg. Read more


Former world champion Soichi Hashimoto explores Brazil

5 Oct 2019 12:10

Japan’s five-strong team for the Grand Slam in Brasilia starting this weekend features two former world champions as they shuffle their roster to offer a major opportunity for household names on the IJF Tour to put forward their names for Tokyo 2020 selection. Read more


Natsumi Tsunoda stays undefeated on Grand Prix stage

26 Jul 2019 18:35

Former world silver medallist Tsunoda Natsumi (JPN) edged past Asian Games silver medallist Park Da Sol (KOR) by a single waza-ari score to win her second Grand Prix gold medal. Tsunoda, who is behind world champion Abe Uta and world silver medallist Shishime Ai in the race for Tokyo 2020, produced a professional performance to take a key win to remain in the frame for her country having been overlooked for a place at the World Championships next month. Read more


Ai Shishime wins third Grand Slam title

9 Feb 2019 18:45

Former world champion Shishime Ai of Japan defeated World Judo Masters gold medallist Tsunoda Natsumi to win her third Grand Slam title. In Paris Shishime recorded a crucial win over her teammate to push herself in front of Tsunoda in the domestic pecking order as both aim to topple world champion Abe Uta (JPN) in the race for Tokyo 2020. Read more

Result City Date
1Tel Aviv2020

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