Asian Championships Tashkent - Event

Asian Championships Tashkent

  • Date: 15 Apr 2016 - 16 Apr 2016
  • Place: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Type: Asian Championships
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Kim Jae-Bum

Olympic judo champion Kim Jae-Bum announces retirement

4 May 2016 09:10

Former Olympic judo champion Kim Jae-Bum on Wednesday said he is retiring and will pursue a coaching career. Kim, who won the men's 81kg at the 2012 London Summer Games, said that he wants to take on a new challenge and help young judoka become gold medalists like him. The 31-year-old has been battling a series of injuries this year which prevented him from making the national team for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games. Read more

20160422_Kazan_ECH_DF_day2_Rustam Orujov

Last sprint for best 8 in IJF World Ranking after continental judo championships

1 May 2016 13:05

Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan is back at the number one position in the IJF World Ranking after his European title U73kg. It’s the only change after the continental championships of the highest seeds. PanAm Champion Arthur Margelidon put himself in the top 12, ninth at the clean Olympic ranking, where the first 8 will be seeded. Read more

2015_EmmericLePerson_Tuvshinbayar Naidan

Naidan Tuvshinbayar still good enough for Asian title

16 Apr 2016 17:10

Mongolian judo hero Naidan Tuvshinbayar is still ambitious enough to reach new goals. For the first time in his career the 31-year Olympic champion of Beijing claimed the Asian title. At the Asian Championships in Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Naidan defeated home favourite Soyib Kurbonov in the final U100kg. Naidan won all his four matches including the semi final against strong Iranian medal hope Javad Mahjoub who finished fifth in the end. Read more

20150824_Astana_RF_yeldos Smetov KAZ

Kazachstan, Mongolia and Japan win gold at Asian Championships

15 Apr 2016 17:25

At the first day of the Asian Championships in Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Kazachstan was successful with three gold medals. World Champion Yeldos Smetov proved he is still among the best fighters of the world and grabbed the title U60kg in the final against Diyorbek Urozboev from host nation Uzbekistan. The female lightweight Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh, formerly fighting for Mongolia is now taking part at the Olympics for Kazachstan. She switched due to the competition with Urantsetseg Munkhbat, who was her opponent in today’s final. Galbadrakh defeated Munkhbat once again like in Paris and Duesseldorf this year. Read more