Haruka Tachimoto

Haruka Tachimoto (田知本 遥, Tachimoto Haruka, born 3 August 1990 in Imizu, Japan) is a Japanese judoka ranking at 5th Dan.[1] She competed in the -70 kg division at the 2016 Olympics in Rio; she took gold, beating the world #1 and world #2 ranked women along the way. She had previously competed in the 70 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

Haruka Tachimoto
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Women's judo
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro –70 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Chelyabinsk Team

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