Joshiro Maruyama

Japan continued to roll on the second day of the World Judo Championships in Budapest, Hungary claiming their second and third gold medals of the tournament. The 2019 world champion in the men's 66 kg category, Joshiro Maruyama, successfully defended his title scoring a half-point with a nice tomoe-nage throw to defeat Italy's Manuel Lombardo in the finals.

Ai Shishime, a world champion back in 2017, reclaimed the women's 52 kg crown defeating Spain's Ana Perez Box with a half-point uchimata throw. Showing the depth of the Japanese judo squad, neither Maruyama nor Shishime qualified for this year's Olympic team.

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