Chizuru Arai Judoka

Chizuru Arai

Chizuru Arai

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:1 November 1993 (26 years)
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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 and Baku in 2019.
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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

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World champion Chizuru Arai grabs sixth Grand Slam title

11 May 2019 18:35

Two-time and reigning world champion Arai Chizuru of Japan won her sixth Grand Slam gold medal at the expense of Tel Aviv Grand Prix gold medallist Anna Bernholm (SWE). Arai, who is now undefeated on the IJF circuit since May 2018, fought like a world champion and will be the overwhelming favourite in Tokyo this August as she bids for a third consecutive title. Read more

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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

Result City Date
3Qingdao2019
3Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
1Baku2019
1Budapest2018

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