Ruika Sato Judoka

Ruika Sato

Ruika Sato

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:27 March 1992 (26 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 20 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 of Japan in 2016 and 2018. She won silver at the Grand Slam in Paris and 2018 Masters. She won bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2017 and Düsseldorf in 2018.
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Mami Umeki takes crucial win in race for Tokyo 2020

16 Dec 2018 12:10

Former Japanese world champion Umeki Mami ruled the U78kg category at the IJF World Masters in GUnagzhou as the former owner of the red backpatch was the last Japanese judoka standing on Sunday evening. World number 10 Umeki held down Osaka Grand Slam winner Sato Ruika (JPN) for 20 seconds for gold to arguably propel her to pole position in the ever-changing battle for Japan’s one spot at Tokyo 2020 in the U78kg category. Read more

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Ruika Sato beats teammate Mami Umeki to gold

25 Nov 2018 13:55

Sato Ruika won her fifth Grand Slam gold medal and registered a crucial victory in the race for Tokyo 2020. Asian Games winner Sato defeated teammate and Budapest Grand Prix winner Umeki Mami (JPN) in the U78kg final with a hold down to propel her forward and make sure that she will earn selections for the biggest events on the tour next year. Read more

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Korean Gwak Dong-Han defeats Mashu Baker at Asian Games

31 Aug 2018 13:10

At the Asian Games in Jakarta Gwak Dong-Han defeated Olympic Champion Mashu Baker in the semi final by ippon and claimed the Asian Games title in the final against Gantulga Altanbagana (MGL). The 2015 World Champion from Korea won bronze in 2014 and gold in the team event. Read more

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Four-time Grand Slam winner Ruika Sato upsets world champion

27 May 2018 14:10

Ruika Sato Ruika if Japan topped a Grand Prix medal podium for the first time with a win over world champion Mayra Aguiar (BRA) in the -78kg final. Düsseldorf Grand Slam winner Sato is a four-time Grand Slam winner and at the seventh attempt made her breakthrough on the Grand Prix stage. Read more

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Mikhail Igolnikov explodes at Grand Slam Düsseldorf

25 Feb 2018 18:35

At the third day of the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf Mikhail Igolnikov was the sensation of the day. For the first time in his career he won a World Tour event. Not just that, but he defeated Olympic Champion Mashu Baker in the final U90kg. Also Mashu Baker was an outperformer today with excellent judo. Read more

Result City Date
2Guangzhou2018
1Osaka2018
1Jakarta2018
1Hohhot2018
3Fukuoka2018

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