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Gela Zaalishvili take charge of men’s heavyweight judo

21 Oct 2018 01:30

Georgian Gela Zaalishvili won the last contest in the individual competition as he bested Budapest Grand Prix silver medallist Stephan Hegyi (AUT) in the +100kg final. After Guram Tushishvili (GEO) won the senior world title in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month, Georgia showed that they have more highly-exciting heavyweight prospects in their ranks. Read more

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Kiyotaka Sekine shows his fighting spirit to take gold

21 Oct 2018 01:25

Japanese Sekine Kiyotaka was crowned the Junior World Championships gold medallist after victory over 2015 Cadet World Championships gold medallist Simeon Catharina (NED) in the U100kg final. One-time Junior European Cup winner Sekine was the more positive judoka as he attacked relentlessly but struggled with the much larger frame of the more well-known Dutch judoka. Read more

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Hikaru Kodama defeats Beatriz Souza for Japan’s seventh gold medal

21 Oct 2018 01:15

Japanese heavyweight Hikaru Kodama ousted Cancun Grand Prix bronze medallist Beatriz Souza (BRA) to win her first Junior World Championships title in the Bahamas. Kodama, who took silver a year ago, took the contest to Souza, who is ranked number 10 in senior heavyweight category and is a contender for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read more

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