Judo–Rio Olympic Gold Medalist Shohei Ono

On August 8 (local time), Shohei Ono (24 years-old・Yoboku of Ohara Grand Church・Tenri University Graduate Student) earned Japan’s first men’s Judo Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the -73kg final. The victory ended a drought for a Japanese men’s team that had not claimed Olympic gold since the 2008 Olympics. At the Olympic stage, Tenri Judo has not claimed a gold medal since Tadahiro Nomura won gold in Athens, three Olympics ago. As for Tenri University alumni, Ono is overall the fifth gold medalist.