Misato Nakamura Judoka

Misato Nakamura

Misato Nakamura

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:28 April 1989 (31 years)
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Misato Nakamura is triple World Champion in 2015 in Astana, 2011 in Paris and 2009 in Rotterdam, she won silver in 2010. Nakamura is the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist in Beijing and won bronze in 2016 in Rio. She is the only judoka who won Grand Slams in 5 different cities. She won the Masters in 2016 in Guadalajara. Misato Nakamura (JPN) was number 1 of the IJF World Ranking for seniors U52kg in from 2009-2011.
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Majlinda Kelmendi writes Olympic history with judo gold

7 Aug 2016 23:45

Majlinda Kelmendi put Kosovo on the medal board for the first time in its Olympic history. Kelmendi won the gold in the women’s judo U52kg division in the final against Italian Odette Giuffrida. Read more

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Spectacular semi finals at day 2 in judo at Olympic Games

7 Aug 2016 18:15

Yes, we expected An Baul vs Masashi Ebinuma in the final, but who fought Fabio Basile and Adrian Gomboc would be fighting the semi final for men U66kg? The category for men U66kg is absolutely amazing today with an early goodbye of Super stars like Georgii Zantaraia, Vazha Margvelashvili, , Mikhail Pulyaev and Golan Pollack. The Israelians were not good enough as also Gili Cohen lost her first bout. Read more


Rio2016 Olympic Judo Preview women U52kg

7 Aug 2016 12:55

The whole of Kosovo is looking forward to 7 August, the day that Majlinda Kelmendi may win the first ever Olympic medal for the newest country in the IOC. The previous edition was won by An Kum-Ae, who surprisingly won this category which Kelmendi also participated in. Read more


Japans medal expectation built on judo gold medals

2 Aug 2016 09:40

Japan is hoping for a medal rush in the first half of the 17-day Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and an improvement on its meager showing in judo from the London Games where the sole gold was won by Kaori Matsumoto in the women’s 57-kilogram class. Overall, Japan won just seven gold medals at the London Games. Top-ranking officials of the Japanese Olympic Committee delegation expressed their hope for 14 gold medals as the team gears up for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Read more

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World Champion Misato Nakamura regains Masters title

28 May 2016 01:30

Misato Nakamura captured the gold medal at the Masters in Guadalajara after she won the final against Natalia Kuziutina of Russia. Nakamura won by oseikomi after great ashi waza, a footsweep in the last minute, she felt straight into the oseikomi and hold it for 20 seconds. Read more

Result City Date
3Rio de Janeiro2016

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