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Uta Abe (阿部 詩, Abe Uta, born July 14, 2000 in Kobe, Hyogo) is a female Japanese judoka. Abe's favorite techniques are Uchimata and Sode Tsurikomi Goshi. Her brother is Hifumi Abe[1][2][3]

Judo career[edit | edit source]

She started Judo at the age of 6, following two brothers.[1][2] In April 2013, she went on to Shukugawagakuin Junior High School.[1][2] In August 2015, She won the National Junior High School Championships. She defeated Hiyori Koga, whose father is Toshihiko Koga, in the final.[2] In April 2016, she went on to Shukugawagakuin High School.[2] In November 2016, she finished third (–52 kg weight class) at the Kodokan cup. She was beaten by Natsumi Tsunoda who is a Juji-Gatame specialist in the semi-final.[4] In December 2016, she finished second at the Grand Slam Tokyo. She was beaten again by Tsunoda's Juji-Gatame In the final.[5][6][7] In February 2017, She won the Grand Prix Düsseldorf at the age of 16. She became the youngest winner on The IJF World Judo Tour.[3][8][9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "近代柔道 2016年4月号 柔道全日本強化選手名鑑 2016 -". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 2016-04-20. p. 31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "近代柔道 2017年2月号 解体新書 阿部詩-". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 2017-02-20. pp. 32–35.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dusseldorf Grand Prix 2017, Germany - DAY ONE -52kg: ABE becomes the youngest ever IJF World Judo Tour gold medallist at 16 years old. International Judo Federation. February 24, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "近代柔道 2017年1月号 講道館杯 それぞれの一歩 -". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 2017-01-20. p. 33.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 阿部一二三の妹・詩は健闘の2位「もっと強くなりたい」/柔道. Sankei Sports (in Japanese). December 2, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Judo Shows its Universality on Day 1 of the Tokyo Grand Slam -52kg:TSUNODA wins all-Japanese battle take gold on IJF World Judo Tour debut. International Judo Federation. December 2, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Japan dominates on first day of the Tokyo Grand Slam. Euronews. December 2, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 阿部詩、柔道ワールドツアー最年少16歳で「勝っちゃった…」. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). February 26, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Abe makes history with Grand Prix win. Japan Times. February 24, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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