Chizuru Arai Judoka

Chizuru Arai

Chizuru Arai

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:1 November 1993 (26 years)
  • Popularity
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 in Dusseldorf in 2015, 2017 and 2020. 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. She took gold at the Grand Slam in Osaka in 2018 and Baku in 2019.
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Japan Judo Federation announces draft Olympic team

27 Feb 2020 10:25

The All Japan Judo Federation announced for most categories the selection for the team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The host nation picked a 12-member team including reigning men’s U73kg Olympic champion Shohei Ono and back-to-back women’s U52kg world champion Uta Abe. Read more

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Chizuru Arai inches closer to Olympic nod

22 Feb 2020 18:35

Former world champion Arai Chizuru (JPN) defeated Cancun Grand Prix silver medallist Gabriella Willems (BEL) to claim her seventh Grand Slam title. Despite an inspired display from the Belgian, Arai found a route past the gutsy first-time Grand Slam finalist after one minute of golden score. Read more

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Shohei Ono leads top team of Japan in Düsseldorf

20 Feb 2020 14:40

Olympic and reigning world champion Ono Shohei (U73kg) leads an 11-strong Japanese team in action at the second Grand Slam of the season this weekend in Düsseldorf. Three-time world champion Ono, who will be chasing a record fifth Düsseldorf title, starts his 2020 season on Saturday at the ISS Dome. Read more

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Kim Polling captures fourth Masters title

13 Dec 2019 13:10

Dutch woman Kim Polling was at her explosive best as she defeated Abu Dhabi Grand Slam silver medallist Sanne Van Dijke (NED) to win the -70kg final. World number 12 Polling beat world number three Van Dijke by two scores without reply to maintain her rich vein of form at the end of 2019 after gracing three finals in a row on the IJF circuit. Read more

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Team World Championships reactions

1 Sep 2019 18:00

The final for team between Japan and France delivered a few excellent battles. Key match was between former double World Champion Chizuru Arai and current World Champion Marie-Eve Gahie of France. It was Arai who defeated the French world champ. Read more

Result City Date
1Düsseldorf22 Feb
3Qingdao2019
3Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
1Baku2019

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