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Shohei Ono ends Japan's judo gold drought

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Shohei Ono ends Japan's judo gold drought | Daily Mail Online

Shohei Ono ended Japan's painful men's gold medal drought in judo by winning the under-73kg category at the Rio Olympics on Monday. The controversial two-tim...

Shohei Ono ended Japan's painful men's gold medal drought in judo by winning the under-73kg category at the Rio Olympics on Monday.

The controversial two-time world champion was imperious throughout the day and dominated world number two Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan in the final, scoring the maximum ippon with an inner leg reap (kouchi-gari).

Japan's normally dominant men had been in turmoil after failing to win a gold medal in London four years ago.


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Shohei Ono ends Japan's judo gold drought | Daily Mail Online

Shohei Ono ended Japan's painful men's gold medal drought in judo by winning the under-73kg category at the Rio Olympics on Monday. The controversial two-tim...
 

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