Mashu Baker

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Mashu Baker
Born (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 24)
Tokyo, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight90kg (198lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Fighting out ofTokyo, Japan
TeamAll Japan National Team
TrainerMitushi Hirokawa[2] Kosei Inoue
Rank2nd degree black belt in Judo[2]
UniversityTokai University
Mashu Baker
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro –90 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Astana –90 kg
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Jakarta -90 kg

Mashu Baker or Matthew Baker (ベイカー 茉秋, Beikā Mashū, born 25 September 1994 in Tokyo), is a male Japanese judoka.

His father is an American.[3] His parents divorced when he was little and was raised by his mother.[4][5] He started judo at the age of 7.[6] His favorite technique is Ouchi Gari.[6] In 2015, he won the bronze medal in the Middleweight (90 kg) division at the 2015 World Judo Championships.[3] He is currently ranked No. 1 in the world (as of 28 November 2016).[7] He won the gold medal in under 90 kg division in 2016 Rio Olympics.[8]

Competitive record[edit]

Judo record[9]
Total 36
Wins 32
by Ippon 18
Losses 4
by Ippon 1

(as of 4 December 2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judo Grand-Slam Tokyo 2015: Day 3". YouTube. 2015-12-06. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  2. ^ a b "90 kg (G/M) BAKER, Mashu (JPN) - GONZALEZ, Asley (CUB) = Judo 2015 G/S - Tokyo (JPN)". YouTube. 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  3. ^ a b 【柔道世界選手権】ベイカー茉秋「誇らしい銅メダル」 Tokyo Sports 2015-8-30
  4. ^ 柔道男子90キロ級 ベイカー茉秋、母に金を 毎日新聞, 2016年8月10日
  5. ^ Baker and Tachimoto give Japan golden double in Olympic judo AFP, 10 August 2016
  6. ^ a b "近代柔道 2015年4月号 柔道全日本強化選手名鑑 2015 -". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 2015-04-20.
  7. ^ "IJF World Ranking List" (PDF). Intjudo.eu. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  8. ^ "BAKER Mashu - Olympic Judo | Japan". Rio2016.com. 1994-09-25. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  9. ^ "Mashu Baker: Statistics". Judobase.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19.

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