Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Japanese selection for 2019 World Championships in Tokyo
8 Apr 2019 09:00
The Japanese selection for the World Championships in Tokyo was announced today after the All Japan Championships. In a press conference the names are made public and double World Champion Hashimoto Soichi was not selected for the individual World Championships. Shohei Ono defeated Hashimoto in the final for men U73kg. Also Masashi Ebinuma was left out of the selection for the worlds.
The categories U60kg and U66kg have two participants and form the maximum amount number of nine athletes per gender. Harasawa Hisayoshi is the most likely heavyweight for the World Championships as he won this weekend’s heavyweight title.
-60kg TAKATO, NAOHISA
-60kg NAGAYAMA, Ryuju
-66kg MARUYAMA, Joshiro
-66kg ABE, Hifumi
-73kg ONO, Shohei
-81kg FUJIWARA, Sotaro
-90kg MUKAI, Shoichiro
-100kg WOLF, Aaron
For the Team Competition are added:
-73 HASHIMOTO, Soichi
-90 NAGASAWA, Kenta
The heavyweight division +100kg will be decided after the All Japan Open Championships scheduled at 29 April.
Paris winner Ai Shishime and Ami Kondo were also left out of the draft selection, but can still be added.
-48kg TONAKI, Funa
-52kg ABE, Uta
-57kg YOSHIDA, Tsukasa
-63kg TASHIRO, Miku
-70kg ARAI, Chizuru
-78kg HAMADA, Shori
The division +78kg and additional two members for the Women’s team are decided after the All Japan Open Championships Women that will be held at 21 April.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo News
Former world champion Hashimoto Soichi of Japan lived up to his billing as the top seed by defeating three-time Grand Prix winner Zhansay Smagulov (KAZ) to win the -73kg final. The Paris crowd saw Hashimoto crowned the champion for the third time as he repeated his 2017 and 2019 wins to be the last man standing from a field of 76 judoka. Read more
Former world champion Hashimoto Soichi of Japan won the World Judo Masters for the third time as he returned to being Japan’s number two behind Olympic and world champion Ono Shohei (JPN). Hashimoto was awarded the victory after Zagreb Grand Prix winner Tohar Butbul (ISR) could not compete in the -73kg final due to injury. The Park 24 judoka topped the Masters podium as he did in 2016 and 2017 and will hang on to his slim chances of making the Olympics team with major selections still likely for him in 2020. Read more
The last event for this year is preparing for the ultimate Masters in Qingdao, in the year in advance of the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo. This time Japan sent an awesome team of 10 men and 10 women. Some super clashes may again lead to an all Japanese final. Read more
With 2019 heading for its final curtain, we can start to eagerly look ahead to what next year might bring. From a sporting perspective, the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be an obvious highlight, and Team GB will be looking to improve upon their haul of a solitary bronze medal at the Rio Games of 2016. Read more
Japan’s five-strong team for the Grand Slam in Brasilia starting this weekend features two former world champions as they shuffle their roster to offer a major opportunity for household names on the IJF Tour to put forward their names for Tokyo 2020 selection. Read more
Baskhuu Yondonperenlei (MGL)