Haruka Funakubo Judoka

Haruka Funakubo

Haruka Funakubo

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:10 October 1998 (21 years)
  • Popularity
Japanese judo talent Haruka Funakubo is the only triple Junior World Champion in the world. She won the world titles in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and the mixed team world title for Juniors. The young judoka also won the World team title with Japan. She won the European Open in Sofia in 2017. In 2018 she took gold at the European Open in Rome. She claimed a bronze medal at the Grand Slam in Osaka in 2018 and bronze at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg in 2019.
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Efficient Canadian Christa Deguchi completes hat-trick

15 Mar 2019 17:05

Paris Grand Slam winner Christa Deguchi of Canada defeated Marrakech Grand Prix winner Lien Chen-Ling (TPE) to win the U57kg gold medal in Ekaterinburg and she completed her Grand Slam hat-trick. Deguchi pinned down Lien for 20 seconds to seal her second Grand Slam title in as many months having won in the French capital in February. Read more

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Jessica Klimkait beats three Japanese on her way to gold

24 Nov 2018 15:00

Canadian judo talent Jessica Klimkait produced the performance of her career to win -57kg gold in Osaka. Cancun Grand Prix silver medallist Klimkait, who is locked in a battle with teammate Christa Deguchi in the race for Tokyo 2020, won her first Grand Slam crown at a crucial time in the Olympic qualification period with the season-ending World Judo Masters two weeks away. Read more

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Japan world team champion in all age groups

22 Oct 2018 01:05

Japan have won the Mixed Team Competition at the Junior World Championships in Nassau on the Bahamas on Sunday. The victory of the youngsters were not a surprise. Japan captured 18 medals in total at the individual tournament including seven world titles. In the final of the mixed teams Japan faced the talents of Brazil as opponent. Read more

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Haruka Funakubo sets unique series of three Junior world titles

19 Oct 2018 06:30

Funakubo Haruka of Japan remained unbeaten at the Junior World Championships as the Japanese hotshot won the event for the third time. The defending Junior world champion won gold in 2015 and 2017 and this year made her IJF World Judo Tour debut with bronze at the Zagreb Grand Prix in July where the youngster lost on international soil for the first time. Read more

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Turkish Bilal Ciloglu is the comeback kid, Lombardo takes double

18 Oct 2018 23:35

What an amazing second day at the Junior World Championships in Naussau, Bahamas. Japan claimed two gold medals, for for the women U52kg and U57kg. Manuel Lombardo of Italy gave his year tremendous year glance with gold U66kg and Bilal Ciloglu had an amazing last minute with an incredible comeback. After silver last year, he now took the sweet gold. Read more

Result City Date
3Fukuoka7 Apr
3Ekaterinburg15 Mar
3Osaka2018
2Chiba2018
1Nassau2018

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