Japan retained their world title with a 4-1 victory over France in the mixed team final on the last day of the 2018 World Judo Championships. Judo made history as a unified Korean team took part in the mixed team event at the World Championships for the first time and won bronze alongside Russia
World number one Guram Tushishvili of Georgia won his first world heavyweight title as the men’s +100kg crown switched hands for the first time since 2007, while openweight world champion Sarah Asahina of Japan triumphed as the 21-year-old was crowned women's heavyweight world champion in Baku.
Japan's Chizuru Arai retained world her title in the women's under 70kg category at the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Nikoloz Sherazadishvili made history after winning gold in the under 90kg division, becoming the first male judoka from Spain to win a senior world judo title.
Day four of the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, saw France and Iran strike World Championships gold as one of the superstars of judo retained their crown and a world number one realised a lifelong dream to become his country’s second world judo champion in their history.
Japan's Tsukasa Yoshida arrived at the Baku World Championships as last year's defeated under 57kg finalist, but this time she came away with the gold. In the men's competition, Korea’s An Changrim was on top form in the under 73kg category, taking gold after defeating the defending world champion.
On the second day of the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku, Uta Abe and her older brother Hifumi Abe, the reigning world champion at -66kg, were the talk of the judo world after they made Judo history by becoming the first brother and sister duo to take world titles on the same day.
On the first day of the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, the star of the show was Daria Bilodid, as the 17-year-old Ukrainian was crowned judo’s youngest ever world champion. In the men’s under-60kg division, there was an incredible third world title for Naohisa Takato of Japan.
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