Tokyo Olympics: Hifumi Abe secures third Olympic Gold Medal for Japan, bags gold medal in -66 Kg category at Judo

The -66 Kg category Judoka from Japan, Hifumi Abe secured the third Gold Medal for Japan at the Tokyo Olympics.

Hifumi Abe Tokyo Olympics
Hifumi Abe

The Japanese Judo star, Hifumi Abe achieved his childhood dream of winning the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games by winning the Gold Medal in the -66 Kg category of Judo at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. This medal will be a special one for Abe and her sister, he and Uta Abe created history today by becoming the only brother and sister to win Gold Medal in an individual game on the same day in Olympic Games.

Hifumi Abe’s sister Uta Abe won Gold Medal in the -52 Kg category of Judo. The road to the final wasn’t easy for Abe in the toughest weight category of the Tokyo Olympics. He has huge pressure on his shoulders to deliver on his home turf and in the end, Hifumi Abe made his country proud.

He got a bye in the first round and faced Kilian Le Blouch from France in his first fight. He secured a technical win against a difficult opponent by scoring a Waza-ari. Then he faced a tough opponent in the quarter-final, the Mongolian, Yondonperenlei Baskhu.

Hifumi Abe
Hifumi Abe

Abe defeated him and faced Daniel Cargnin in the semifinals that defeated the World Champion, Manuel Lombardo in his last fight. But he fell short in front of Hifumi Abe and lost the fight by Waza-ari.

In the final, he faced the Georgian opponent, Vazha Margvelashvili and they both produced a show for the fans around the world. But in the end, it was Hifumi Abe’s day to write the history and he won Third Gold Medal for Japan in Judo at -66 Kg category.

Vazha Margvelashvili gave a tough fight to Hifumi Abe and won Silver Medal

Vazha Margvelashvili
Vazha Margvelashvili

Vazha Margvelashvili the fourth-ranked Judoka in the world rankings secured the first medal for Georgia at the Tokyo Olympics in the form of a Silver Medal at the -66 Kg category of Judo.

He defeated the former World Champion, An Baul from South Korea in the semi-final and gives a tough fight to Abe in the finals. In the end, Abe proved out to be a better player than him and Margvelashvili got his hands on the Silver Medal.

Daniel Cargnin and An Baul won Bronze Medals in the -66 Kg category

An Baul
An Baul

The Silver Medalist of the Rio Olympics, An Baul won Bronze Medal in the -66 Kg category. He defeated the current World Champion and number one ranked Judo player, Manuel Lombardo in the fight for the Bronze Medal.

Daniel Cargnin
Daniel Cargnin

Daniel Cargnin from Brazil also secured an Olympic medal for his country by defeating Baruch Shmailov from Israel in the fight for Bronze Medal.

Also Read: The 21-year-old Uta Abe of Japan brings home another gold medal for the Japanese Judo Team.