Ebinuma married, Abe Kana retires
Interesting story comes from Japan. Usually when some news come from Japan it's only about Judo, Judo on the mat.
24-year-old Masashi Ebinuma, triple world champion -66 kg, just get married recently. The best Christmas gift he could give to himself.
After the early marriage of Naohisa Takato, another happy story boomed from Japan.
Who is the lucky lady? His colleague from Japan team Kana Abe -63 kg. 26-year-old triple Grand Slam winner, without medal from the World Championships, but was selected in team Asia vs. Europe at earlier this year's ECCO Team Challenge.
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It is not known whether this trend will continue to marriage in this yet very young Japanese men's team or what will be the effect on the results of married champions. Abe Kana announced to retire, but her husband is on his way to win one of the best track records of history, especially in light-weight. Already a three-time world champion once, and bronze medalist at the 2012 Games, he one of the favorites for 2016 in Rio.
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According to the IJF Abe Kana, who has practiced judo for 23 years, said: "Thank you to all the people I have met and everyone who has supported me. I am so glad that I could meet great players from all over the world and could be great friends. Thank you for everything!”
photo credit: Rafal Burza, Christian Fidler, IJF Media
WORLD RANKING LIST MEN
- SURNAME, Name
- 1. RUS Mshvidobadze, Robert 6295
- 2. JPN Takato, Naohisa 5900
- 3. GEO Papinashvili, Amiran 5551
- 4. JPN Nagayama, Ryuju 5510
- 5. KAZ Smetov, Yeldos 4821
- 6. MGL Dashdavaa, Amartuvshin 4253
- 7. UZB Lutfillaev, Sharafuddin 3752
- 8. ESP Garrigós, Francisco 3594
- 9. GEO Chkhvimiani, Lukhumi 3505
- 10. BRA Takabatake, Eric 3340
WORLD RANKING LIST WOMEN
- SURNAME, Name
- 1. FRA Agbegnenou, Clarisse 8150
- 2. SLO Trstenjak, Tina 6090
- 3. JPN Tashiro, Miku 6050
- 4. JPN Nabekura, Nami 5020
- 5. NED Franssen, Juul 4953
- 6. SLO Leski, Andreja 4505
- 7. GER Trajdos, Martyna 4483
- 8. NED Vermeer, Sanne 3632
- 9. CAN Beauchemin-Pinard, Catherine 3631
- 10. CUB Del Toro Carvajal, Maylin 3460