TOKYO (December 21) – World team member Shota TANOKURA notched four wins by technical superiority to win the 55kg title in greco-roman on the opening day of the All-Japan national championships.
TANOKURA, winner of the Hungarian Golden Grand Prix event in February, won all four of his bouts at Yoyogi National Gymnasium without giving up a point, defeating Hayanobu SHIMIZU for his second straight all-Japan title.
Also in greco-roman, Kazuma KURAMOTO, who finished seventh at the world championships in September, defeated 2012 junior world bronze medalist Shinobu OTA in the 60kg final for his second straight all-Japan crown.
In men's freestyle, Golden Grand Prix Final winner Fumitaka MORISHITA defeated 2010 world bronze medalist Yasuhiro INABA for his second straight title at 55kg.
Atsushi MATSUMOTO outlasted archrival Shinya MATSUMOTO in the 84kg final, and Nobuyoshi ARAKIDA won his fourth title at 120kg with a 4-2 win over Universiade team member Tomoyuki OKA.
In women's freestyle, junior world champion Yu MIYAHARA scored with only one second remaining on the clock to defeat cadet world champ Mayu MUKAIDA in the 51kg final.
Meanwhile, GGP Final bronze medalist Rio WATARI eased past Asian championships silver medalist Yurika ITO for the 63kg crown.
Men’s freestyle 55kg (16 entries)
F1 – Fumitaka MORISHITA df. Yasuhiro INABA by TF, 9-1=2:19
(MORISHITA wins 2nd straight title)
F3 – Yuki TAKAHASHI df. Mamoru HANDA by TF, 7-0=3:39
SF – INABA df. HANDA, 12-4
SF – MORISHITA df. TAKAHASHI, 5-3
84kg (18 entries)
F1 – Atsushi MATSUMOTO df. Shinya MATSUMOTO, 10-6
(A. MATSUMOTO wins 2nd title, 1st in two years)
F3 – Seiji SUZUKI df. Yoshiaki NARABU by TF, 7-0=1:12
SF – S. MATSUMOTO df. NARABU by TF, 10-2=4:12
SF – A. MATSUMOTO df. SUZUKI by TF, 8-0=3:59
120kg (10 entries)
F1 – Nobuyoshi ARAKIDA df. Tomoyuki OKA, 4-2
(ARAKIDA wins 4th title, 1st in two years)
F3 – Katsutoshi KANAZAWA df. Tetsuya TANAKA, 2-0
SF – ARAKIDA df. Tetsuya MATSUMOTO by TF, 8-0=0:54
SF – OKA df. Takahiro BABA by TF, 7-0=2:52
Greco-Roman 55kg (18 entries)
F1 – Shota TANOKURA df. Hayanobu SHIMIZU by TF, 9-0=1:17
(TANOKURA wins 2nd straight title)
F3 – Kenichiro FUMITA df. Tsubasa OGATA, 8-6
SF – TANOKURA df. FUMITA by TF, 6-3=4:09
SF – SHIMIZU df. OGATA, 7-3
60kg (17 entries)
F1 – Kazuma KURAMOTO df. Shinobu OTA by TF, 7-0=5:16
(KURAMOTO wins 2nd straight title)
F3 – Yoshitaka KIDO df. Naoto TSUCHIDA by fall, 4:37 (10-6)
SF – KURAMOTO df. Ryuji AMAMIYA by TF, 7-0=4:27
SF – OTA df. KIDO, 7-3
Women’s freestyle 51kg (17 entries)
F1 – Yu MIYAHARA df. Mayu MUKAIDA, 6-6=big
(MIYAHARA wins 2nd title, 1st in two years)
F3 – Nanami IRIE df. Hikari SUGAWARA, 3-1
SF – MUKAIDA df. IRIE by TF, 7-0=5:31
SF – MIYAHARA df. SUGAWARA, 7-4
63kg (8 entries)
F1 – Rio WATARI df. Yurika ITO, 10-5
(WATARI wins 1st title)
F3 – Haruka SATO df. Kasumi UTADA, 4-4=last
SF – WATARI df. SATO by TF, 8-0=4:21
SF – ITO df. UTADA by fall, 0:54 (5-0)