Chizuru Arai Judoka

Chizuru Arai

Chizuru Arai

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:1 November 1993 (25 years)
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World Ranking leader Chizuru Arai won the world title in 2018 in Baku and in 2017 in Budapest as well as the first World mixed team title twice. She had won the World Team title with Japan in 2013. She was silver medallist of the World Juniors in 2013 and won the Grand Prix Dusseldorf in 2015. In 2013 she had already won the Grand Slam of Tokyo and Grand Slam in Tyumen in 2016. In 2017 she won the Grand Slam in Paris and Grand Prix Düsseldorf. She took gold at the Grand Slam in Osaka in 2018.
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Chizuru Arai aces Osaka test in front of home fans

24 Nov 2018 15:30

Two-time and reigning world champion Arai Chizuru was peerless in the U70kg category as Japan concluded day two with gold. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Anna Bernholm (SWE), who had to beat two Japanese judoka to get to the final, will now break into the world’s top five after losing out by a single waza-ari score in a close final. Read more

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Japan close the 2018 World Championships with more gold

27 Sep 2018 15:50

The World Mixed team title was captured by the team of Japan and they prolonged last year’s title from Budapest here in Baku. Witnessed by Russia Federation President Vladimir Putin Russia and a united team of North and South Korea took bronze. France lost the final to Japan by 4-1. Read more

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Chizuru Arai retains the world title U70kg

24 Sep 2018 15:30

Chizuru Arai retained the world title. The Japanese proved she is a classy judoka defeating all her opponents and all expectations. Against Marie-Eve Gahie who was on steam in her best ever tournament, Arai need just one attack to destroy all hope for the French. Read more

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Sensational number of four continents in the semi finals U70kg

24 Sep 2018 11:50

Just like the men’s tournament also some exotic surprises in the women’s U70kg division with a semi final with athletes coming from four continents. Some stunning victories in the preliminaries. Read more

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Preview women U70kg: Yoko Ono is the one to beat

23 Sep 2018 22:15

The World Championships proceed with day four in Baku. The women U70kg division have two strong Japanese in the line-up and some people are convinced that it will deliver a fifth gold medal. This division in a clash between Asian, Pan America and Europe and it looks the continents are clustered together in pools. Read more

Result City Date
1Osaka23 Nov
1Baku27 Sep
1Baku24 Sep
3Hohhot26 May
2Fukuoka7 Apr

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