An Olympic gold medalist judoka who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman was spotted at a jiu-jitsu tournament.
Masato Uchishiba was seen at the ASJJF Dumau Japan Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Samukawa, Japan. According to Flograppling, the 39-year-old Uchishiba competed in the masters division and won double gold in the middleweight and openweight divisions. He had five matches, and won all by submission (four arm bars and a choke from the mount).
Uchishiba was working as the coach of a women’s judo team at Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare back in 2011. There, he assaulted a woman. He was sentenced to prison for five years after an unsuccessful appeal.
He was also banned from competing in judo tournaments by the All Japan Judo Federation.
You can watch one of his matches at the ASJJF Open below: