Ruika Sato Judoka

Ruika Sato

Ruika Sato

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:27 March 1992 (25 years)
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Ruika Sato won her first Grand Slam in 2010 in Rio, followed by the Grand Slam victory in Tokyo. She collected more than 10 international medals at Grand Prix and Grand Slams, all U78kg. Sato won World Junior bronze in 2008 U78kg. National champion in 2013 and 2014. Silver at the Paris Grand Slam. She won the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016. She won silver at the Grand Slam in Paris and Grand Prix bronze in 2017 in Hohhot. She won bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2017.
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Highly-impressive Shori Hamada steps up to claim maiden Grand Slam title

3 Dec 2017 10:55

Asian Championships winner Hamada Shori won her first Grand Slam gold medal in a category where Japan have had mixed success and several judoka can lay claim to being their the hosts’ best option at U78kg. Hamada is the latest judoka to cast their name forward as the fighter to call on at this weight as the 27-year-old, who has been infrequently exposed to the IJF World Judo Tour, won all five of her contests by ippon including the final against world number two Guusje Steenhuis (NED). Read more

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World Champion Aaron Wolf replaced for Grand Slam Tokyo

29 Nov 2017 11:55

A Strong Japanese team is expected to shine at the Grand Slam in Tokyo this weekend. Nonetheless in the latest moment to World Champions fell off the roster as current U100kg World Champion Aaron Wolf was replaced by Daiki Nishiyama in his new category. 2015 World Champion Ryunosuke Haga will be replaced by Yusuke Kumashiro, both U100kg. Hisayoshi Harasawa won’t compete +100kg as is replaced by Daiki Kamikawa. Read more

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Mayra Aguiar becomes double world champion

1 Sep 2017 21:05

The U78kg world title returned to Brazil as Mayra Aguiar topped the World Championships medal podium for the second time. Aguiar, who won the Worlds in 2014 in Chelyabinsk, had power, precision and poise and should not control the category on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which would be her third Games. Read more

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Preview: Who will follow up the legacy of Kayla Harrison U78kg?

25 Aug 2017 11:15

There are two strong candidates for the World title in Budapest for women U78kg. Dutch World Ranking leader Guusje Steenhuis is consistent, strong and very experienced. Perhaps she will be challenged by her Dutch rival, Marhinde Verkerk, who recently made a strong comeback with a gold in Minsk that might secure her the 8th seed in Budapest. Read more

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Bernadette Graf creates new possibilities with another gold medal U78kg

2 Jul 2017 13:35

Austrian Bernadette Graf looked at home in U78kg category in Inner Mongolia as she beat Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Karen Stevenson of the Netherlands to win her first Grand Prix title at this weight. Graf, who finished fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the U70kg category, has a luxurous situation and may clear the path to someone else U70kg in Budapest. Read more

Result City Date
3Tokyo2017
5Budapest2017
3Hohhot2017
3Fukuoka2017
2Paris2017

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