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Judokas spreading the way.
Judo World Championship Baku 2018 Highlights of day 2
-66kg: ABE Hifumi retains his world crown minutes
after watching his sister become world champion
Defending world champion ABE Hifumi (JPN) won the second World Championships gold medal
of the day for the ABE household and for team Japan. ABE watched his sister win the -52kg title
from the warm up area just minutes before he took his place in the -66kg final. The unique
double is one of the most incredible achievements in the history of the World Championships
as the poster figures for Tokyo 2020 shared their sublime skills with the world.
-52kg: Japanese teen ABE Uta wins the senior Worlds
at her first attempt
Junior World Championships gold medallist ABE, 18, won -52kg gold on her senior Worlds debut.
The Paris Grand Slam winner maintained her unbeaten on the IJF World Judo Tour since 2016 by
winning all five of her contests by ippon. ABE, who has now won 29 contests in a row, dethroned
defending champion SHISHIME Ai (JPN) in the final with a spectacular ippon after 53 seconds of
World Championships Senior and Teams Baku 2018