The Japanese group will include quite a lot of Olympic Video games athletes to the Grand Slam of Tbilisi. Among the many athletes the final man who was nominated for the Video games Hifumi Abe. In a yr with only a few judo competitions, Hifumi Abe battled towards Joshiro Maruyama for the U66kg spot on the Japanese Olympic group, which may simply be described because the “match of the yr” 2020. Hifumi Abe earned the spot within the Japanese group for the Tokyo Olympic Video games.
Internationally, Abe had sterling outcomes, profitable the 2017 and 2018 World Championships. Nonetheless, towards his home rival, issues began to go south after his second World title.
Only a few months after his sensible efficiency on the 2018 Baku World Championships, Abe would go on to lose to Maruyama on the Osaka Grand Slam, the place he was thrown with yoko-tomoe-nage for waza-ari in Golden Rating. Abe misplaced his third consecutive match to Maruyama on the 2019 Tokyo World Championships.
Abe was clearly emotional after his victory, breaking down in tears moments after being awarded the win and through his post-match information convention.
He joins youthful sister Uta, the two-time reigning world champion at -52kg, within the Japan group for Tokyo 2020.
The Grand Slam in Tbilisi would be the first occasion the place Abe is showing because the battle with Maruyama.
He might be joined within the group by Shoichiro Mukai U90kg, U100 Aaron Wolf will struggle and +100kg Hisayoshi Harasawa will present that additionally he can win Grand Slams. The earlier Grand Slam Kokoro Kageura received in Tashkent. Shori Hamada will struggle U78kg. In Tashkent the Japanese group captured 9 gold medals together with six titles for the ladies.
Final week a coaching camp was organised in Georgia prematurely of the occasion.