Kanae Yamabe Judoka

Kanae Yamabe

Kanae Yamabe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:22 September 1990 (30 years)
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Japanese heavyweight Kanae Yamabe took bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She won world bronze in 2015 in Astana. Yamabe won the Grand Slam in Paris in 2014. She won her first World Cup in Oberwart in 2013 and booked victories at Grand Slams (Paris, Tyumen, Baku and Grand Prix Dusseldorf. World team bronze with Japan 2014 and 2015. She won silver at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2017.

Paris debutant Sarah Asahina stuns Olympic elite to earn second Grand Slam title

12 Feb 2017 20:55

At the Grand Slam of Paris, Yamabe Kanae of Japan lost to teammate Asahina Sarah as the Tokai University student put herself in the driving seat for a Tokyo 2020 berth and selection for the World Championships 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. Read more


Clash Agbegnenou and Trstenjak expected dream final in Paris

10 Feb 2017 18:05

The Grand Slam in Paris is the first IJF World Tour event in the road to the 2020 Olympic Games. It is comparable to the 2013 edition. In that edition the French and Japanese athletes dominated in Bercy. This weekend the forecast is the same with 28 French women 10 Japanese, a mix of experience and new generation. Read more

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Sarah Asahina strikes gold at Tokyo Grand Slam

4 Dec 2016 13:35

Japan’s Asahina Sarah defeated 16-year-old cadet world champion Sone Akira to win her first Grand Slam gold medal having won silver and bronze in Japan in previous years. Read more


Japanese women sharpen the knives for Tokyo Grand Slam

1 Dec 2016 10:55

This weekend the Grand Slam of Tokyo is held, traditionally the last major event in the Tour. Some of the athletes are back after a period of rest after the Olympic Games. A period of transition between a cycle that ends, which saw the crowning of 14 new Olympic Champions, and a new one that begins. Read more

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Emilie Andeol realises the double for France at last Olympic Judo day

13 Aug 2016 00:05

Emilie Andeol is the first European women’s heavyweight to take the Olympic title. The French surprise defeated 2012 Olympic champion Idalys Ortiz in the golden score of the final. Ortiz could have been the first Cuban judoka ever to win the title twice, but it was the French who captured a premier being the first European since the first official women’s tournament in 1992 in Barcelona. In 1988 in Korea women’s judo was a demonstration sport where Dutch Angelique Seriese won the title. Read more

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