The 18th Japan Ambassador Judo Championship was held at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday as part of the ongoing Japan Week celebrations.
Hundreds of participants from across the country took part in the competition which was witnessed by the Japan Ambassador to Ghana, Kaoru Yoshimura.
At the end, the main event (100kg Men Open) was won by Raymond Normeshi followed by David Gamble in second and Bright Mensah in third position.
The Ambassador congratulated all the participants for their efforts, adding that the sport is gradually gaining grounds in the country.
“Young people are taking interest in the sport and the Japan Embassy is committed to ensuring the development of the sport in the country,” he stated.
In other events, the male U-10 event was won by Edward Mawuley with Charles Wiafe, Majeed Bataku and Isaaka Abdul following in that order.
The female category was won by Evelyn Dzato and followed by Ramata Sulley with Charity Okine coming in the third position.
In the U-13 event, Blessing Bajaku dominated to win the ultimate while Vanessa Adams and Elikem Agomadzi took the second and third positions respectively.
The female category saw, Beatrice Kulevorme winning, Anthonia Grace in second position with Eugenia Asabea settling for third.
The U-17 Male event was won by Emmanuel Kemavor with Eugene Mensah coming second while Agudoo Zeo came third with Men 60kg honours going to Jones Mintah, Frank Tekpeh and Joshua Quarshie in the top three.
In the Men 66kg, Idriss Sandor came first, followed by Dominic Agudoo and Raymond Quarshie in third.
Also in the 81kg event, Maxwell Galley was the winner with Eleazer Dodoo taking the second position while Mark Anthony was third.
By Michael D. Abayateye