Sarah Asahina Judoka

Sarah Asahina

Sarah Asahina

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:22 October 1996 (21 years)
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Japanese heavyweight Sarah Asahina became World Championships silver medallist in 2017 in Budapest. She won the Grand Slams in Paris and Ekaterinburg in 2017 and was chosen for the World Championships. Asahina won the World Junior Championships U21 in 2014 in Miami. Asahina is one of the youngest ever winners of a senior World Cup event at the age of 16. (Sofia-2013). She won the Kodokan Cup in 2015. She won the Kodokan Cup in Chiba in 2014. She won the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016 and 2017.
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1800 points and dollars for grab for the Masters winner in St. Petersburg

12 Dec 2017 09:05

One IJF World Tour event to go this year, the IJF Masters in St. Petersburg and still anything can happen to be ranked first in the World Ranking, good for 50,000 bonus dollars for the leader of 2017. Some of the top athletes will go to Russia to defend their world ranking position and to gain a good starting position for 2018 when the Olympic Qualification will start. 1800 points are for grab in St. Petersburg for the winner. Enough to shake up the current world ranking. Read more

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Perfectionist Sarah Asahina rues manner of her victory but keeps winning

3 Dec 2017 11:45

Openweight world champion Asahina Sarah (JPN) won her home Grand Slam for the second year in a row to extend her lead at the helm of the +78kg rankings. Asahina, 21, won Grand Slam gold medal number four by outmaneuvering 17-year-old Junior world champion Sone Akira (JPN) who conceded three shidos. Read more

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Foreign women facing trouble winning Grand Slam Tokyo

1 Dec 2017 13:55

Only 14 foreign women have ever won the Grand Slam in Tokyo. All other titles were captured by the female home judoka. Kayla Harrison and Urska Zolnir won the Grand Slam twice. Most successful country in France having four women that won the Grand Slam: Decosse, Agbegenou, Emane and Tcheumeo. Last year only Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL) and Kathrin Unterwurzacher (AUT) were able to win the precious title. Read more

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World Champion Aaron Wolf replaced for Grand Slam Tokyo

29 Nov 2017 11:55

A Strong Japanese team is expected to shine at the Grand Slam in Tokyo this weekend. Nonetheless in the latest moment to World Champions fell off the roster as current U100kg World Champion Aaron Wolf was replaced by Daiki Nishiyama in his new category. 2015 World Champion Ryunosuke Haga will be replaced by Yusuke Kumashiro, both U100kg. Hisayoshi Harasawa won’t compete +100kg as is replaced by Daiki Kamikawa. Read more

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Japanese Sarah Asahina takes the Open World title

12 Nov 2017 21:15

World number one Asahina Sarah of Japan qualified for the final against world number two Larisa Ceric of Bosnia Herzegovina, who took the advantage over the Dutch Tessie Savelkouls to access the final. Asahina eliminated Ortiz Idalys of Cuba in the semi-final. Asahina was the favourite fought in front of her father, who was cheering from the stands. Read more

Result City Date
1Tokyo2017
1Marrakech2017
1Budapest2017
2Budapest2017
1Ekaterinburg2017

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