Nijat Shikhalizada Judoka

Nijat Shikhalizada

Nijat Shikhalizada

  • Country:Azerbaijan
  • Born:12 October 1988 (31 years)
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Nijat Shikhalizada is the 2005 World bronze medallist as youngest man ever. Shikhalizada was 2006 junior World Champion and 2005 European junior Champion. Won Paris in 2007 and Grand Prix Abu Dhabi (2012) and Tbilisi (2014). In 2015 he won the the Grand Slam of Baku and Grand Prix in Qingdao. He won bronze at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2017. He took bronze at the European Championships in Warsaw in 2017. He claimed the silver medal at the Grand Slam in Baku in 2019. He won over 15 World Cup meda
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Denis Vieru is the man on form U66kg

19 Jun 2019 17:15

This division is likely the most competitive in Europe and Minsk will give us the answer who are the real challengers of Abe and Maruyama at the World Championships. Denis Vieru is the man in the class U66kg given his performances so far this year. He is second seeded as Vazha Margvelashvili has been very consistent, although he haven’t seen him too much lately. Read more

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Victorious Denis Vieru steals the show in Baku

10 May 2019 22:50

Paris Grand Slam winner Denis Vieru of Moldova won his second Grand Slam title of the season as he defeated Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Nijat Shikhalizada (AZE). Vieru, 23, planted the veteran Azeri, 31, for ippon to propel himself even higher on the World Ranking List next week. Shikhalizada had to settle for silver while Moldova’s golden man won his third IJF event of the season from four outings. Read more

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Spanish lightweights inspired by competition in Baku

10 May 2019 14:40

At the first day of the Grand Slam in Baku the Spanish team battles for the gold in a surprising category U48kg. Although Julia Figueroa dominates the class for years, new kids on the block have arrived and this time Laura Martinez Abelenda reached the final where she will battle for gold against Figueroa. Abelenda who was always so close to a medal at various age levels, now breaks through the barriers with a victory over Catarina Costa of Portugal. Read more

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Slovenian Adrian Gomboc takes gold in Tashkent

9 Nov 2018 16:15

Adrian Gomboc showed he is back on track with a gold medal at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. He takes precious points and in Uzbekistan he defeated Uzbek home player Sardor Nurillaev against the number five of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and this year's European Champion. After a minute of observation, the first strong attack came from Nurillaev, with a drop-seoi-nage, which made the public immediately react, but for no score. Read more

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Preview U66kg: Hifumi Abe poised to win gold, Israel has two chances

20 Sep 2018 22:10

The U66kg division is a huge one with many players in each pool. With 75 judoka the field is amazing. Only Paris 2011 had more (artificial) participants. It’s a quality field with the top players. But the absolute eyecatcher is Hifumi Abe of Japan. Read more

Result City Date
7Osaka22 Nov
2Perth3 Nov
2Baku10 May
3Tashkent2018
5Saarbrucken2018

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