Ryu Shichinohe wins judo’s 100 kg weight class in Paris

Naha Nishi High School alumni Ryu Shichinobe won the 100-kg class in the Judo Grand Slam tournament that was held in Paris. Sunday.

In the tournament there were a total of seven weight classes for men and women.  Shichinohe participated in the 100 kg weight class and defeated his Brazilian opponent, taking the championship.

In the first round of the competition, Shichinohe won by ippon, and on the second and third by the opponents’ foul, thus reaching the final match, which he won on points.