Noriko Anno Judoka

Noriko Anno

Noriko Anno

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:23 May 1976 (44 years)
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Noriko Anno is the four time World Champion from 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003. She lost her first final in 2003. Her crown was the 2004 Olympic title in Athens U78kg. She trained at Meiji University and she is 7-time national champion.

Report World Championships Birmingham Day 1

7 Oct 1999 22:05

There were high hopes of a British medal on the first day with Karina Bryant and Chloe Cowan both competing. After a disappointing Europeans Karina was out to prove that she had re-gained her form of last year in the +78kg. In a small field Karina scored ippon with tani-otoshi against Francoise Harteveld (NED) before a shido proved enough to overcome Miho Ninomiya (JPN) to qualify for the semi-finals. There she met the imposing frame of the giant Pole Beata Maksymov. Read more

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