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Hidayet Heydarov leaves the junior ranks as a world champion

19 Oct 2017 19:30

World number five and European champion Hidayet Heydarov of Azerbaijan delivered on the world stage as the senior star signed off from the junior age group with U73kg gold. Heydarov pinned 19-year-old former Cadet European Championships winner Bilal Ciloglu (TUR) with a tate-shiho-gatame before turning to apply a juji-gatame which forced his overmatched opponent to submit. Read more


Haruka Funakubo retains Junior world title for Japan after perfect day

19 Oct 2017 19:10

Defending Junior world champion Funakubo Haruka successfully retained her Junior World title in Zagreb with a virtuoso display as she won all five of her contests by ippon. The 19-year-old is undefeated in international competition and looks poised for inclusion in this year’s Tokyo Grand Slam at the beginning of December. Read more


Brazilian Daniel Cargnin improves bronze into gold

19 Oct 2017 18:30

In 2015 Daniel Cargnin won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Abu Dhabi. This time he knew how to take world supremacy. The Junior Pan American Championships winner beat two-time and reigning Junior Asian Championships winner Artyom Shturbabin (UZB) to win Brazil’s first medal in Croatia. Read more

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