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Mika Sugimoto
Mika Sugimoto Japan

  • Country: Japan
  • Sport: Judo
  • Height: 5'5" / 1.65m
  • Weight: 220 lbs / 99.8 kg
  • Born: 8/27/1984
  • Career Highlights: Sugimoto continues to be a force in judo, and she's looking to parlay her staggering success into a breakout performance at her first Olympics. She earned two gold medals at the 2010 world championships in Tokyo, winning in the 78-plus kilogram division and the Openweight category. She followed with a pair of bronze medals at the 2011 worlds in the same categories, defeating fellow Japanese Olympian Megumi Tachimoto for third place in the 78-plus kilogram weight class. Sugimoto is also the reigning Asian champion, taking the gold medal in 2010 by defeating China's Qian Qin, who is also considered a contender for gold in London. Sugimoto lost the most recent meeting with Qian at the International Judo Federation’s World Masters tournament in January, finishing third.
  • Previous Olympics: None
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