Akira Sone (素根 輝, Sone Akira, born 9 July 2000) is a Japanese judoka.[1] Sone's favorite techniques are Tai Otoshi, Ouchi Gari[2][3] She competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in mixed team, and gold medal in Women's +78 kg[4]

Akira Sone
Personal information
NationalityJapanese
Born (2000-07-09) 9 July 2000 (age 21)
Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
OccupationJudoka
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Sport
CountryJapan
SportJudo
Weight class+78 kg
Achievements and titles
World Champ.Gold(2019)
Asian Champ.Gold(2018)
Olympic GamesGold (2020)
Profile at external databases
IJF23619
JudoInside.com97090
Updated on 12 November 2021.

CareerEdit

Sone started Judo at the age of 7, following her three brothers.[2][3] In April 2013, she went on to Tanushimaru Junior High School.[2][3] In August 2015, Sone won the World Judo Championships Cadets and the National Junior High School Championships.[2][3] In April 2016, she began studying at Nanchiku High School.[2][3] In March 2017, she won the National High School Championships.[2][3] She won the Inter-High School Championships in August 2017.[2][3] In October 2017, Sone won the World Judo Championships Juniors(+78 kg weight class).[5] In April 2018, she won the All-Japan Judo Championships.[6] In August 2018, Sone won the Asian Games.[7]

Sone won the gold medal in the women's +78 kg event, and silver in the mixed team event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IJF profile
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "近代柔道 2018年4月号 柔道全日本強化選手名鑑 2018 -". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 20 April 2018. p. 21.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "近代柔道 2018年2月号 解体新書 素根輝-". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 20 February 2018. pp. 26–29.
  4. ^ "Judo SONE Akira - Tokyo 2020 Olympics". .. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  5. ^ 素根、梅津が優勝=柔道世界ジュニア. Jiji Press (in Japanese). 22 October 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  6. ^ 17歳・素根輝、史上初の柔道全日本女子選手権初出場V…東京五輪代表争いに名乗り. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 22 April 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Judoka Ruika Sato, Kentaro Iida, Akira Sone add to Japan's gold-medal haul". Japan Times. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  8. ^ "2020 Summer Olympics — Judo - Women +78 kg Schedule". 2020 Summer Olympics. Retrieved 30 July 2021.

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