Takamasa Anai

Takamasa Anai (穴井 隆将, Anai Takamasa, born August 5, 1984 in Ōita, Ōita) is a Japanese judoka.

Takamasa Anai
2010 World Judo Championships - Takamasa Anai.JPG
Takamasa Anai in 2010
Personal information
BornAugust 5, 1984 (1984-08-05) (age 37)
Ōita, Ōita, Japan

He began judo at the age of 5.[1]

He is Coached by former world champion and olympic silver medalist Shinichi Shinohara. He won the All-Japan Championships and took the bronze medal at the World Championships in 2009. His greatest achievement to date is winning the 2010 World Champions in Tokyo.

In September 2012, he defeated 10 judo black belts in a row during the 50th anniversary of LA Tenri Judo Club, defeating 8-time US judo champion Tokuzo Takahashi in his final match.

Anai's main tournament throws are Harai Goshi, Uchi Mata and O soto gari.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "近代柔道 2004年2月号 平成15年度後期全日本強化選手名鑑". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 2004-02-20.

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