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Nagase wins Japan’s fifth gold medal in judo


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Congratulations! to Takanori Nagase on YOUR gold medal in judo at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Congratulations to Nagase. Japan is really cleaning up in Judo.

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Outstandig gold for theMartial art leading country in the world !

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Congratulations to winners Takanori Nagase, Saeid Mollaei, Matthias Casse and Shamil Borchasvili.

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Japan is very good at Judo.

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If I were a JOC official, I would be afraid of Japan's Judo medal sweep, because that makes Judo a likely target for elimination during the next IOC Olympic Sports review.

Between Judo and Taekwondo, Taekwondo was seen as the likely target for elimination, but it is now Judo that could be eliminated to make room for additional permanent Olympic sports currently capped at 28.

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Very happy for the Japanese squad. If anything, it shows just how much the rest of the world has to step up their game (and just how good the Japanese are at this - well done!).

A little friendly competition never hurt though. Here in Melbourne, just coming out of our fifth lockdown, the Olympics are just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for pushing through. I feel a little bad for the Tokyo-ites that didn't want this. Staying focused though - congrats to the Japanese Judo team. Well done. Nagase's fight was impressive from a strategic sense: stall, stall, stall, frustrate...boom! Victory.

Don't blink! Great implementation of strategy. Great viewing.

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Truly hoped Japan would get demolished in judo.

Japan though, unlike the rest of the world, focuses on these type of obscure sports. Similar to what China does with their diving, female weightlifters.

At the end of the day, the USA for example, does not heavily promote men's 81 kg judo.

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Judo, swimming, skateboard, etc.. most sports where Japan get medals are in the first week.

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