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Ryūji Umeda (梅田 竜二?, sometimes transliterated Ryuji or Ryugi, and often rendered as Umeda Ryuuji in Western media; born October 22, 1968 in Tokyo)[clarification needed] is a Japanese professional three-cushion billiards player.
In 1998, Umeda finished 2nd to fellow Japanese Akio Shimada in the three-cushion event of the Asian Games. He later won it against Duong Anh Vu of Vietnam in 2006. A year afterward, he dominated the UMB World Three-cushion Championship by defeating Daniel Sánchez, the two-time world champion from Spain. With the victory, he became the second Asian to win it in 34 years since Nobuaki Kobayashi.[clarification needed]
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- 日本代表選手団 (PDF) (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
- "Sports 123: Billiard: Men: Asian Games: 3 Cushion". Sports 123. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
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