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Japanese debutant Sato Seidai steals the show

27 Nov 2015 11:10

IJF World Judo Tour newcomer Sato Seidai of Japanmade a riveting start to life on the world circuit as the 21-year old beat Olympic medallists on his way to U81kg gold. The Japanese youngster beat Baku Grand Slam winner Khasan Khalmurzaev of Russia in his sixth fight of the day and started as he meant to go on by registering a yuko. Sato added a second from a drop seoi-nage and concluded a breathless performance by ippon to leave Khalmurzaev in awe of his conqueror. Read more

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Elite surprised by Japanese Sato Saidai in Jeju

27 Nov 2015 10:50

So you take a random junior from Japan to Jeju, and he takes the victory. Clearly Sato Seidai wasn’t just a pick by Keiji Suzuki. The winner of the weight category U81kg, stunned some of the arrived names such as Attila Ungvari, Wang Ki-Chun (how about that), Joachim Bottieau, the winner of the GP Düsseldorf, Lee Sung-Ho and in the final Khasan Khalmurzaev. With first sight simple orthodox judo Sato captured the victory in Jeju almost 30 minutes of fighting. Read more

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An Chang-Rim second Korean to prolong Jeju title

27 Nov 2015 10:10

Korean World bronze medallist An Changrim successfully defended his 2014 Jeju crown with victory against Belgian two-time world bronze medallist Dirk Van Tichelt in the U73kg final. An, 21, the 2014 Junior world champion, spectacularly won the final in just 40 seconds with a majestic ko-uchi-gari for the maximum score. Read more

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