Farkhad Turaev Judoka

Farkhad Turaev

  • Country:Uzbekistan
  • Born:14 June 1974 (45 years)
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Uzbek judoka Farkhad Turaev was 1999 World Championships finallist in Birmingham against Graeme Randall. He won World Cups in Munich twice and Rome in 2002. He competed at Olympic Games as won medals at World Military Championships.

Report World Championships Birmingham Day 2

8 Oct 1999 22:05

This was the resurrection of British Judo and a day like this may never again be witnessed by a British crowd. Graeme Randall was electric in becoming our first man to win a World title since Neil Adams in 1981, and indeed he was the first male medallist of any sort for 12 long years. British men have never quite set the world alight in Judo, despite the likes of Neil Adams, Brian Jacks, Chris Bowles and Ray Stevens being world class fighters. The sceptical media completely wrote off the men's team's medal prospects, but Udo Quellmalz, Britain's head coach, had spoken of his belief that the men would indeed take at least one medal on home soil. Graeme didn't let him down and raised the roof in a sensational final. Read more

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