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Akira Sone
Personal information
Nationality Japanese
Born 9 July 2000 (2000-07-09) (age 21)
Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.63 m
Sport
Country Japan
Sport Judo
Weight class +78 kg

Akira Sone (素根 輝 , Sone Akira, born 9 July 2000) is a Japanese judoka. Sone's favorite techniques are Tai Otoshi, Ouchi Gari

Career

Sone started Judo at the age of 7, following her three brothers. In April 2013, she went on to Tanushimaru Junior High School. In August 2015, Sone won the World Judo Championships Cadets and the National Junior High School Championships. In April 2016, she began studying at Nanchiku High School. In March 2017, she won the National High School Championships. She won the Inter-High School Championships in August 2017. In October 2017, Sone won the World Judo Championships Juniors(+78 kg weight class). In April 2018, she won the All-Japan Judo Championships. In August 2018, Sone won the Asian Games.

Sone won the gold medal in the women's +78 kg event, and silver in the mixed team event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.

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