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Dong-Han Gwak

Korean Gwak Dong Han grabs the world title U90kg

28 Aug 2015 15:05

What a crazy fifth day at the Judo World Championships in Astana. Three new champions were born as many of the favourites had an off-day. The preliminaries were awesome to see and the final block was as unpredictable as the prelims. Korea’s Gwak Dong Han surprised the European favourites today by taking the gold medal U90kg. If you’re coached by the current Olympic champion, you cannot complain about expertise, but the conversion to the first World Champion of Korea U90kg since 2009 is unexpected. In Rotterdam Kyu-Won Lee became world champion in 2009 and in 2003 Hee-Tae Hwang. Read more

Denisov vs Gviniashvili

Amazing surprising preliminaries at Day 5

28 Aug 2015 11:45

The fifth day of the World Championships is a disastrous battlefield for many experienced judoka. A thriller could not have been more sensational than today's judo in Astana. The fans cannot believe their eyes seeing the results. All former World Champions didn’t make it to the semi finals, except for the two French Gevrise Emane and Audrey Tcheumeo. Also the three World Ranking leaders Krisztian Toth, Kim Polling and Kayla Harrison, didn't make it to the semi finals. Toth and Polling are sent to the repechage, Olympic Champion Harrison was defeated by Yoon Hyun-Ji. 2014 World Champion Mayra Aguiar by Polish Daria Pogorzelec. Read more

Harrison vs Aguiar

Preview World Championships U78kg

27 Aug 2015 22:15

The category U78kg has evolved into one of the most attractive divisions among women. Since the 2012 Olympic Games the strength and image of women such as Kayla Harrison, Gemma Gibbons, Mayra Aguiar and Tcheumeo is a wealth for judo. Their only problem is, they’re not alone. Read more

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