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Hisayoshi Harasawa knocks on the door for Olympic gold

14 Dec 2019 16:25

 Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation
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Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi (JPN) was crowned the World Judo Masters heavyweight champion after the eagerly-awaited +100kg final could not take place because Olympic and world champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) was ruled out due to back pain. Harasawa is seen as Japan’s leading heavyweight and the current front-runner for the Tokyo berth but April’s All Japan Openweight Championships will have a bearing on the selection for next summer.

In the first semi-final Krpalek beat former world silver medallist David Moura (BRA) by ippon to storm into the men’s heavyweight final in Qingdao.

In the second semi-final Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi (JPN) defeated an exhausted Tasoev by ippon after 52 seconds of golden score.

The first bronze medal was won by Osaka Grand Slam bronze medallist Kokoro Kageura (JPN) who floored Tasoev after 28 seconds for ippon. Kageura swept away the Russian with one of the ippons of the day as Tasoev was sent over onto his back with force.

The second bronze medal went to double Olympic bronze medallist Henk Grol (NED) who emphatically beat Moura with a uchi-mata for ippon after 60 seconds to add to the Netherlands’ plentiful medal haul.

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