Masashi Ebinuma

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Masashi Ebinuma
海老沼 匡
Born (1990-02-15) February 15, 1990 (age 27)
Oyama, Japan
Native name 海老沼 匡
Nationality Japan
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Division Half-lightweight
Style Judo
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team All Japan National Team
Park 24
Trainer Kenzo Nakamura
Rank 4th degree black belt in Judo
University Meiji University

Masashi Ebinuma (海老沼 匡 Ebinuma Masashi?, born 15 February 1990) is a Japanese judoka.

Ebinuma is a triple world champion, having won in 2011, 2013 and 2014. A dominant force in the half-lightweight division, he was ranked first in the world for three years. He is regarded as an ultimate stylist of seoi nage. He is also known for being a quadruple All-Japan national champion.[1][2]

Ebinuma was a bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympics, and is representing Japan in the 2016 Olympics.

Career[edit]

In one of the most controversial fights in judo with Ebinuma beating South Korea's Cho Jun-ho, Cho Jun-ho was initially announced as the victor. His score was overturned by the judges after a replay.

In the bronze medal match in the London 2012 olympics, an ippon was scored against him by Poland's Paweł Zagrodnik. It was downgraded to a waza-ari, saving him from defeat and earning him his first Olympic medal.[3][4]

Palmares[edit]

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2006
1st, gold medalist(s) Asian U20 Championships -66 kg, Jeju
2008
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -66 kg, Tokyo
3rd, bronze medalist(s) World U20 Championships -66 kg, Bangkok
2009
1st, gold medalist(s) Summer Universiade -66 kg, Belgrade
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -66 kg, Abu Dhabi
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Slam -66 kg, Tokyo
2nd, silver medalist(s) World Cup -66 kg, Budapest
2010
1st, gold medalist(s) World Cup Team -66 kg, Salvador
1st, gold medalist(s) All Japan Judo Championships -66 kg, Fukuoka
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -66 kg, Tokyo
2011
1st, gold medalist(s) World Championships -66 kg, Paris
1st, gold medalist(s) All Japan Judo Championships -66 kg, Fukuoka
2nd, silver medalist(s) World Cup -66 kg, Budapest
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -66 kg, Rio de Janeiro
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam -66 kg, Tokyo
2012
1st, gold medalist(s) All Japan Judo Championships -66 kg, Fukuoka
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Olympic Games -66 kg, London
3rd, bronze medalist(s) World Masters -66 kg, Almaty
2013
1st, gold medalist(s) World Championships -66 kg, Rio de Janeiro
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -66 kg, Düsseldorf
2nd, silver medalist(s) All Japan Judo Championships -66 kg, Fukuoka
2014
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix -66 kg, Düsseldorf
1st, gold medalist(s) World Championships -66 kg, Chelyabinsk

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