News – Japan wins silver medal in mixed team judo at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, July 31 (Jiji Press) – Japan won silver in the mixed team event for judo at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

The Japanese judo team were beaten by France in the final. The mixed team event was recently added to the Olympics at the Tokyo Games. “France has been strong. I respect them, ”said Shohei Ono, 29, captain of the Japanese team, after the loss. “Taking defeat to heart, I will work harder to take revenge on France” at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, he added.

“My players have performed very well over the past eight years. I am proud of them and it is a valuable experience for me, ”said Kosei Inoue, Judo Head Coach for the Japanese Men’s National Team. Inoue, who won a gold medal in the men’s judo competition in the 100 kilograms category at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, will see his nine-year tenure as head coach of the Japanese men’s team come to an end after the Tokyo Olympics.

In the women’s boxing featherweight division, Sena Irie of Japan, 20, beat a British competitor in the semifinals to win a gold or silver medal. Takaharu Furukawa, 36, won individual bronze in men’s archery, his first Olympic medal since silver at the 2012 London Games.


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