Masaaki Fukuoka

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Masaaki Fukuoka ( Japanese 福岡 政 章 , Fukuoka Masaaki ; * July 12, 1984 ) is a former Japanese judoka . In 2013 he was third in the world championship in the half light weight category, up to 66 kilograms.


Massaki Fukuoka fought in the super-lightweight, the weight class up to 60 kilograms, until summer 2010. In 2008 he was runner-up in the East Asian Championships. He won a bronze medal at the Universiade 2009 in Belgrade. At the end of 2009 he defeated his compatriot Hiroaki Hiraoka in the final of the Grand Slam tournament in Tokyo . At the 2010 World Championships in Tokyo, he lost to the Russian Beslan Mudranow in his opening match .

At the end of 2010, Fukuoka defeated Russian Musa Moguschkow in the final of the semi-lightweight division at the Grand Slam in Tokyo . In 2013 he reached the final of the Asian Championships in Bangkok and received silver behind the Mongolian Dawaadordschiin Tömörchüleg . A month later, Fukuoka won the Japanese championships. At the 2013 World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, he was defeated in the quarter-finals by Kazakh Azamat Mukanov . With victories in the hope round over Nijat Shikhalizada from Azerbaijan and over the Brazilian Charles Chabana, he won a bronze medal. In 2014 Fukuoka took third place each at the Grand Slam tournaments in Paris and Tyumen .

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