Ryu Shichinohe

Ryū Shichinohe (七戸 龍, Shichinohe Ryū, born 14 October 1988 in Okinawa) is a male Japanese judoka.

Ryu Shichinohe
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Japan
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Chelyabinsk +100 kg
Silver medal – second place 2015 Astana +100 kg

His father, Yasuhiro Shichinohe, is a former Kyokushin karate national champion and his mother is Belgian.[1] In childhood, he practiced both judo and karate, but at the age of 13, he chose to focus only on judo.[1] In 2011, after graduating from Fukuoka University, he was employed by Kyushu Electric Power .[1]

He won the silver medal in the heavyweight (+100 kg) division at the 2014 and 2015 World Judo Championships.[1]


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