Masae Ueno Judoka

Masae Ueno

Masae Ueno

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:17 January 1979 (41 years)
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Masae Ueno, sister of Yoshie and Tomoe is the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Champion U70kg. She competed also in Sydney 2000. She won the world titles in 2001 in Munich and 2003 Osaka. She won the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha. She became national coach of the Japanese women. Masae Ueno (JPN) was number 1 of the IJF World Ranking for seniors U70kg in 2009.
Fundraising Japan

Judo legends raise funds for earthquake area Kumamoto in Japan

18 Apr 2016 09:55

A huge earthquake struck the Kumamoto in Kyushu area last week and it still continues. Kumamoto was the hometown of judo legend Yasuhiro Yamashita. At last weekend’s All Japan Championships for heavyweight women some of the Japanese judo legends started a fundraising action. Many people volunteered to raise funding for the town and its environment. Read more

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Seven years later Ronda Rousey is one of the highest-earning female athletes on earth

13 Aug 2015 14:10

Exactly seven years after her Olympic bronze medal, Forbes unveils that former judoka Ronda Rousey is now in the list of best earning female athletes in the world. Just on this day in 2008 Masae Ueno, Anaisis Hernandez, Edith Bosch and Ronda Rousey took a medal in Beijing. Read more

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Report of the Tournoi de Paris 2001 Day 2

11 Feb 2001 19:30

The Second of the Tournoi de Paris 2001 delivered three gold medals for France and Japan again won two titles. Belgiums Ulla Werbrouck won the women U70kg weight class. Read more

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Report of the Asian Judo Championships 2000 in Osaka

28 May 2000 00:00

The 2000 Asian Judo Championships acted as the only source of qualification to the Olympic Games for Asian fighters not already qualified through last year's World Championships. Naturally some of the top Japanese, Korean and Chinese fighters were rested as they had finished in the top eight at the Worlds. Four Japanese fighters, however, had failed to qualify last year and a couple of Korean former World Champions did not even compete in Birmingham so there was plenty of talent on display. Read more