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Japan takes the world team championship for the fourth time

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The emixed team judo event it is a unique show.

Highly praised for their focus on gender equality, three men and three women compete side by side in a six-person team. A format that produces drama and emotion, as happened in Budapest, where the coveted was once again played world team championship.

Japan had won this competition whenever they had competed and won it again for the fourth time after reaching the final to face France.

The Japanese got off to a great start with Soichi Hashimoto defeating Joan-Benjamin Gaba thanks to penalty points.

Then Marie Eve Gahie faced Saki Niizoe. A brilliant uchi mata from Niizoe would be the climax of the match. Japan was 2-0

Kenta Nagasawa then he faced Francis Damier and put Japan on the brink of victory by scoring waza ari after a counterattack.

Maya Akiba became the heroine of the night after beating Lea Fontaine for penalty points.

The gold medals and the trophy were presented by the honorary vice president of the International Judo Federation and president and CEO of OTP Bank, Sandor Csanyi, and the president of the International Judo Federation, Marius Vizer.

And once again France got a silver medal to celebrate.

Ketelyn Birth She was the heroine of the Brazilian team that took the bronze after defeating Anastasia Konkina of the Russian Judo Federation, putting the South American team back on the podium.

Uzbekistan would take the other bronze. Their hard work to develop judo has paid off and they proved it by defeating South Korea.

It was a moving moment when President Vizer passed the flag of the International Judo Federation to the president of the Uzbekistan Judo Federation, Azizjon Kamilov, as they will host the next Judo World Championships in 2022.


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