- Born:11 August 1993 (27 years)
Japanese judoka Joshiro Maruyama is the current World Champion of 2019 won in Tokyo. Maruyama defeated Abe a few times won silver at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2017 and Paris Grand Slam 2018. He captured gold at the Grand Slam in Osaka in 2018 against Abe. Maruyama won the World Masters in 2018 in Guangzhou and gold at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf in 2019. World Mixed team gold in Tokyo in 2019.