Jack Yonezuka Takes Home Double Gold

Jack Yonezuka Takes Home Double Gold

Over the weekend USA Junior Jack Yonezuka had stellar performances at the 2023 Tunis Junior African Cup and the Tunis African Open.

Junior Jack Yonezuka blew past the junior competition in the -73kg division at the Tunis Junior African Cup on March 10th. An absolutely amazing performance by Jack who won all of his matches in 90 seconds or less (two in less than a minutes time) all by ippon! His first gold medal of the weekend.

Yonezuka’s competition brought the heat at the Tunis African Open. His first match was a battle that headed into golden score. Jack was able to secure the first point of the match after 6 minutes and 24 seconds of competition time which was longer than all of the combined time of his junior level matches the day before. His next match was no easy feat as well but he was able to score an ippon to win. Once again, it seemed Jack was in a battle deemed for golden score, however he was able to throw for ippon at the 4 minute and 53 second mark. And once again, Jack threw for ippon in his final match of the weekend to earn his second gold medal.

This was quite the performance for Jack Yonezuka finishing with 2 gold medals and 8 ippons! Congratulations to Jack on his performance. Keep up the hard work and we will be seeing many more ippons for years to come.

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