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|Born||14 July 2000|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb; 9 st 0 lb)|
|Team||All-Japan National Team|
|Rank||1st degree black belt in Judo|
Uta Abe is a Japanese Judoka; born 14th July 2000.. Uta Abe started training Judo at the age of 5  following in the steps of her brother, Hifumi Abe. Abe became the 2017 World Junior Champion at the age of 17 in Zagreb, Croatia. Abe also broke the record for becoming the youngest ever judoka to win an IJF World Tour Grand Prix title at the age of 2016, won in Dusseldorf
In 2018 Abe won her first World Championship title by defeating compatriot Ai Shishime in the final. This gold medal was shortly followed by her brother Hifumi Abe winning his second. This marks the first time two siblings have won World titles on the same day.
References[edit | edit source]
- Judo Inside, Judo Inside. "Uta Abe". Uba Abe, Judo Inside. Judo Inside. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
- Abe, Uta. "Uta Abe: Judo's youngest superstar". newsok. newsok. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
- IJF. "World Championships Juniors & Teams 2017". IJF. International Judo Federation. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
- Japan, Times. "Abe makes history with Grand Prix win". japantimes. japantimes. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
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