Takanori Nagase (Asahi Kasei) of the Tokyo Olympics gold medal in the men’s 81 kg class departed from Narita Airport on the 20th, and the Japanese representative who will participate in the Judo Grand Slam Uranbertle Tournament (24th to 26th) said, “This is the international tournament since the Olympics. I want to work with foreign players to understand my current strength. ” Shohei Ono (Asahi Kasei), a 73-kilometer boy who won the Tokyo Olympics for the second time in a row, was absent due to poor conditions.
Even if 28-year-old Nagase becomes the champion of the Olympics, his zeal for training has not changed, and his sense of stability in offense and defense has been improved. He was enthusiastic about the World Championships (October, Tashkent), which aims to win the championship for the second time since 2015, “I wish I could find various issues.”