Rika Takayama Judoka

Rika Takayama

Rika Takayama

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:27 August 1994 (24 years)
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Japanese judoka Rika Takayama won gold at the European Open in Sofia. At the Grand Prix in Ulaanbaatar and GP Jeju 2015 she took bronze. Takayama was Japanese junior champion in 2014 and Asian junior champion in 2013. She won the Grand Slam in Tyumen in 2016 and the Grand Prix in Qingdao. She took bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016. She won bronze at the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf in 2017. She won the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg in 2018 and bronze in 2019. Takayama took silver at the GP in B
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Grand Slam debutant Izumi Mao provides Japan with gold

17 Mar 2019 15:10

Japanese Izumi Mao won her country’s first gold medal at the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam 2019 with victory over double Olympic bronze medallist Mayra Aguiar of Brazil in the U78kg final. World number 67 and Tunis Grand Prix winner Izumi submitted former world champion Aguiar with a strangle outside the area to deny the Brazilian back-to-back Grand Slam gold medals. Read more

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Rika Takayama gives Japan a 100% success rate in Cancun

15 Oct 2018 09:40

Takayama Rika of Japan defeated double Olympic bronze medallist Mayra Aguiar (BRA) to win her second Grand Prix title. World number 18 and Two-time Grand Slam winner Takayama, who won the 2016 Qingdao Grand Prix, is behind judoka such as world champion Hamada Shori (JPN), former world champion Umeki Mami (JPN) and Asian Games winner Sato Ruika (JPN) who is undefeated this year. Read more

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Former world champion Umeki beats Japanese teammate to gold

12 Aug 2018 19:05

Former world champion Umeki Mami (JPN) walked away from Budapest with gold for the first time in her career having finished second at the Worlds a year ago and fifth at the Grand Prix in 2015. Umeki, who was a surprise winner of the World Championships in 2015, took the final to her compatriot and Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Takayama Rika (JPN) with a string of convincing attacks. Read more

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Rika Takayama again takes gold in Russia

18 Mar 2018 16:30

Former Tyumen Grand Slam winner Takayama Rika of Japan won Grand Slam gold on Russian soil for the second time with a convincing display at U78kg. Read more

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Mami Umeki justifies red World Champion backpatch after barren spell

26 Feb 2017 17:30

World champion Umeki Mami of Japan won her first international gold medal since claiming world gold in 2015 as her red backpatch reserved only for world winners finally looks fitting for the young judoka. French former Baku Grand Slam winner Madeleine Malonga, a two-time Grand Prix winner, was unable to capture a third title despite leading with a waza-ari from an uchi-mata. Umeki, 22, defeated Malonga, 23, on the ground as she held down the Frenchwoman with a yoko-shiho-gatame hold to win her first Grand Prix gold medal. Read more

Result City Date
5Yokohama21 Apr
3Ekaterinburg17 Mar
3Chiba2018
1Cancun2018
2Budapest2018

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