WAKO, Saitama (July 3) – Kazuma Kuramoto moved up a weight to win the 66kg crown in the greco-roman events at the All-Japan Shakaijin National Championships at Wako municipal gymnasium.
Kuramoto, a bronze medalist at 60kg at the Sunkist International last October, defeated Hideo Kitaoka for his second straight shakaijin crown and was named the greco-roman tournament's outstanding wrestler for a second year in a row.
Wrestlers from the Japan Self-Defense Forces' Physical Training School six of the seven greco-roman weight categories.
Individual greco-roman winners were:
55kg – Hayanobu Shimizu, Japan Self-Defense Forces
60kg – Takashi Sasaki, Japan SDF
66kg – Kazuma Kuramoto, Japan SDF
74kg – Naoto Kasai, Japan SDF
84kg – Kosuke Sumi, Japan SDF
96kg – Ryo Ito, Japan SDF
120kg – Ken Sogabe, Nichia Chemical