Judo Experts To Study How To Use Sport's Techniques To Prevent Falls In Elderly

Judo experts to study how to use sport's techniques to prevent falls in elderly

The All Japan Judo Federation is working on a new project to use the sport's techniques to help elderly people avoid falls.

Japan's health ministry says the number of people aged 65 or older who died as the result of a fall has been on rise, with more than 8,800 deaths reported in 2020. That's about four times the number of people in the same age group who died in traffic accidents.

Men's Judo Coach Aims For All Gold At Paris Games

Men's judo coach aims for all gold at Paris Games

The new head coach of the men's national judo team in Japan says he aims for the team to win gold in every individual category at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Suzuki Keiji was a gold medalist in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He will take over from Inoue Kosei, who has served as head coach for nine years. Inoue led the men's national team to a record five gold medals at the Tokyo Games this year. His second consecutive term at the helm expires at the end of this month.

Judoist Hit By Self-driving Car Out Of Games

Judoist hit by self-driving car out of Games

A Japanese Paralympian with visual impairment has been forced to withdraw from the Games after being hit by a self-driving vehicle inside the athletes' village in Tokyo.

The accident left judoist Kitazono Aramitsu with injuries to his head and legs.

Japan Loses Out On Mixed Team Judo Gold

Japan loses out on mixed team judo gold

Japan's Olympic judo campaign has come to a stunning end, after it lost the gold medal match of the mixed team event.

Fans had been hoping for Japan to finish with one last gold in what was the final judo event of the Tokyo Games. It was also the sport's first-ever mixed team competition at the Olympics.

Japan's Ono Wins Judo Gold

Japan's Ono wins judo gold

Japan's Ono Shohei has won the gold medal in the men's judo 73-kilogram category. He beat Georgia's Lasha Shavdatuashvili in the final.

Ono also won the gold in Rio 5 years ago. The 29-year-old hasn't lost an international match since 2014, except for dropping out due to injuries. Japan has earned four gold medals in judo in the past 3 days.

Japanese Siblings Win Judo Golds At Same Olympics

Japanese siblings win judo golds at same Olympics

Japan's Abe Hifumi and Abe Uta have become the first siblings to win judo golds at the same Olympics.

The younger Abe Uta got things started by winning the women's 52-kilogram category on Sunday evening. The 21-year-old defeated French rival Amandine Buchard in the final.

Suga Congratulates Japanese Judo Gold Medalist

Suga congratulates Japanese judo gold medalist

Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has congratulated Japanese judoka Takato Naohisa for winning gold in the men's 60-kilogram category in the Tokyo Olympics.

Calling Takato from his office on Sunday, Suga told him that his feat has given hopes and dreams to many children and young people.

Judoka Takato Wins Japan's First Gold

Judoka Takato wins Japan's first gold

Japanese judoka Takato Naohisa has won gold in the men's 60-kilogram category in the Tokyo Olympics. It's the host country's first gold medal at the Games.

The 28-year-old beat Taiwan's Yang Yung Wei in the final. Takato previously won the bronze in 2016.

Judoka Wins Japan's First Gold

Judoka wins Japan's first gold

Japanese judoka Takato Naohisa has won gold in the men's 60-kilogram category in the Tokyo Olympics. It is Japan's first gold medal at the Games.

Meanwhile, in the women's 48-kilogram category, Tonaki Funa has won silver, finishing second to Kosovo's Distria Krasniqi.

Kosovo's Judo Team Arrives At Training Site

Kosovo's judo team arrives at training site

Kosovo's national judo team has arrived at a city on the Sea of Japan coast for a training camp ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The seven-member team arrived in the city of Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, central Japan, early Friday morning.