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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Prize money for judo IJF Ranking leaders

30 Jan 2019 10:25

The IJF have announced that it will award a prize money bonus for 2018 year-end leaders of the World Ranking List. The IJF will award a bonus prize money pot of $220,000 with the male and female judoka with the most ranking points for the calendar year each scooping $50,000 apiece. Read more

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Top earners in the IJF World Judo Tour 2018

24 Dec 2018 10:45

Being a judoka is not the financially most solid occupation. Not a surprise to many despite the increasing prize money awarded by the IJF in the IJF World Tour. The absolute top players cannot even get a year salary. However the prize money is for sure an appreciation of the hard work and investments. Read more

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Major changes in the World Ranking

17 Dec 2018 10:55

The final U60kg at the Masters in Guangzhou was an interesting one. The numbers one and two of the World Ranking list fought each-other. Robert Mshvidobadze won the Masters and defeated his Georgian rival Amiran Papinashvili. Read more

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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

Result City Date
1Budapest2018
1Osaka2018
1Baku2018
1Baku2018
3Hohhot2018

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