- Born:24 August 1991 (26 years)
Soichi Hashimoto became the world champion in 2017 in Budapest. Hashimoto won the IJF World Masters in Guadalajara in 2016. He won the All Japan Championships in 2015 and the Kodokan Cup in 2015. Hashimoto took gold at the Grand Prix in Qingdao in 2015. In September 2016 he won the Taipei Open and Grand Slam of Tokyo in 2016. In 2017 he won the Grand Slam in Paris and Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg and added the world title and IJF Masters in St. Petersburg.