The latest Judo News offered by

Quick victory for Yuki Hashimoto in Tokyo final

29 Nov 2013 17:35

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20131129_Tokyo_Yuki Hashimoto - Jaana Sundberg

At the Grand Slam of Tokyo World Championships bronze medallist Hashimoto Yuki had the edge over World Championships silver medallist Erika Miranda in the -52kg final. Paris Grand Slam winner Hashimoto wasted no time in asserting herself in the contest and after 29 seconds she caught the accomplished Brazilian with an ouchi-gari for ippon.

Hashimoto booked her place in the final by defeating world number four Jaana Sundberg (FIN) in the semi-final. The Japanese fighter went ahead after 15 seconds with a waza-ari and sealed victory with a mune-gatame for wazari-awasette-ippon in a clinical performance. In the second semi-final MIRANDA reigned supreme against world number five Andreea CHITU (ROU). Both judoka were penalised with a shido for continually going out of the competition area in the opening minute and that established an event contest until the last 30 seconds when the Brazilian threw the Romanian with a koshi-guruma.


The first bronze medal was clinched by 19-year-old Shishime Ai (JPN) who defeated Moscow Grand Slam winner Sundberg. Shishime countered a tomoe-nage attempt with osaekomi-waza for a waza-ari score but the Finnish judoka replied with a yuko from a yoko-tomoe-nage. The Japanese judoka was penalised with a shido for passivity but there was no additional scores as she comfortably maintained her advantage. The second bronze medal was awarded to Chitu who conquered World Team Championships silver medallist Eleudis Valemtim (BRA) with an ouchi-gari for ippon after two minutes of action.    

Donate if you like what we do

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Natalia Kuziutina (RUS), Yuki Hashimoto (JPN) - IJF World Masters Rabat (2015, MAR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Yuki Hashimoto (JPN) - European Open Oberwart (2015, AUT) - © Roland Ferenci
  • Yuki Hashimoto (JPN) - European Open Oberwart (2015, AUT) - © Roland Ferenci

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News


Chishima Maeda grabs first Grand Prix gold

12 Jul 2019 18:25

Chishima Maeda of Japan bested Tel Aviv Grand Prix bronze medallist Fabienne Kocher of Switzerland by a waza-ari score to capture her first gold medal on the IJF World Judo Tour. World number 64 Kocher, who was appearing in her first IJF final, was resolute and went the distance with the impressive Japanese who took silver at the Junior World Championships in 2017. Read more

2016 Grozny ECC EI_Majlinda kelmendi - Amandine Buchard

Majlinda Kelmendi makes the competition U52kg hungry

19 Jun 2019 13:05

It’s a long time ago since France won European gold U52kg but World Ranking leader Amandine Buchard is absolutely among the top favourites to pick up that opportunity for the first since 2011. Since that time we must admit that this weight class exploded in strength. It used to be a bit of a boring class but that changed since Majlinda Kelmendi won the World title in 2013 for the first time. Read more


Andreea Chitu captures first IJF gold since 2015

5 Apr 2019 19:05

Two-time world silver medallist Andreea Chitu of Romania rediscovered her form with a devastating performance in the U52kg category in Turkey. Chitu picked up her fifth Grand Prix win and first IJF title since the Jeju Grand Prix in 2015 by beating former world champion Munkhbat Urantsetseg (MGL) by two scores. Read more


Majlinda Kelmendi powers to gold in 36 seconds final

24 Jan 2019 17:45

Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo won her 10th Grand Prix gold medal with a unstoppable showing in Tel Aviv. Kelmendi threw former Grand Slam winner Gili Cohen (ISR) twice in 36 seconds, scoring a waza-ari each time, to show the world that she means business this year and is getting back to her best after returning from a long injury lay-off in October. Read more

Andreea Chitu

Andreea Chitu makes golden comeback in Madrid

2 Jun 2018 23:40

Italy and France were the winners of the first day of the European Open in Madrid. Both nations won two gold medals, Italy among women, France was strong in the men’s division. Read more