UPDATE1: Paralympics: Japan’s Masaki claims another judo bronze for Japan

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12:26 11 Sep 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 11, Kyodo

Japan’s hopes of reaching a settled aim of 40 medals during a Rio 2016 Paralympics seem to be vanishing after another unsatisfactory day on Saturday that saw only one medal, a bronze, won by fortifying champion Kento Masaki in judo.

Japan’s third judo bronze raises a country’s award sum to 5 — one silver, 4 bronze — and leaves a subsequent Paralympic horde grieving in 44th on a altogether award table. Four years ago in London Japan finished with 5 gold, 5 china and 6 bronze that was good adequate for 24th arrange overall.

Masaki, 29, competing in a over 100-kilogram multiplication of men’s judo for visually marred athletes, took an ippon win over Hamzeh Nadri from Iran.

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