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Japanese judoka Naohisa Takato became the Olympic champion

24.07.2021 60 просмотров

The athlete in the final bout defeated the representative of Taiwan Yun-Wei Yang.


JapaneseNaohisa Takatowon a gold medal at the Olympic judo tournament in the weight category up to 60 kg. In the final fight, the sportsman defeated the representative of Taiwan Yun-Wei Yang.

The bronze medals were won by the representative of Kazakhstan Yeldos Smetov, who defeated the Dutchman Tornike Tsyakadoea >, and the Frenchman Luca Mkheidze, who defeatedKim Won Chin from South Korea.

At the stage of the 1/8 finals of the tournament, the Russian player dropped out Robert Mshvidobadze, who lost to Tornike Tsyakadoea from the Netherlands.

Naohisa Takato 28 years old, he is a three-time world champion (2013, 2017, 2018), Asian champion (2021), and also bronze medalist of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (2016). In addition, the Japanese has won 11 Grand Slams of the International Judo Federation (IJF) and three IJF Grand Prix gold medals.

The Chinese team is leading in the medal standings with two gold and one bronze medals. The second place is taken by the Japanese team (1-1-0), the third place is shared by the teams of Iran, Kosovo, Ecuador and South Korea (1-0-0).

24 to 31 July.

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