Japan’s judoka return from worlds

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Fukumi was one of three Japanese female wrestlers debuting at the worlds to strike gold.Beijing Olympic bronze medalist Misato Nakamura was the women’s 52-kilogram champion while Yoshie Ueno prevailed in the 63-kg final.“I fought with all my might and was able to deliver the result,” said Nakamura.Ueno added, “I was able to overcome the pressure and win. I won’t get complacent and will keep trying hard.” GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Fresh from winning the women’s 48-kilogram gold medal at the just concluded judo world championships, Tomoko Fukumi has already started setting her sights on more glory.“Wrestling on the world stage was a learning curve. Obviously I am pleased to have won but now it’s time to head toward my next goal,” Fukumi told reporters Wednesday.last_img

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