Hedvig Karakas Judoka

Hedvig Karakas

Hedvig Karakas

  • Country:Hungary
  • Born:21 February 1990 (30 years)
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Hedvig Karakas is one of the finest Hungarian judoka who won bronze at the Grand Slam Tokyo in 2015. As World Junior Champion, Karakas won bronze at the 2009 World Championships and was fifth at the 2012 Olympic Games, 7th in Rio and 7th at the 2015 Worlds. European Games silver in 2015. She claimed the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2019. In 2018 she took a silver medal at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf and bronze at the Grand Slam in Baku in 2019.
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Kaja Kajzer shows her potential once more

23 Jan 2020 20:05

The final for women U57kg took long minutes of golden score for the victory to finally tip over to Kaja Kajzer of Slovenia against Helene Receveaux of France, on a somewhat confused action initiated by Receveaux but concluded on a counter by Kajzer. Read more

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Finally gold for Hedi Karakas in the World Tour

20 Sep 2019 17:30

Hungarian Hedvig Karakas was finally awarded with gold in the World Tour as she captured the first place U57kg after her victory against Bulgarian Iveline Ilieva. It is the experienced Karakas Hedvig of Hungary who won in Tashkent after a tactical fight that was essentially led by a kumikata battle. Under pressure from the two shidos she had received, the Hungarian did not lose focus and scored a waza-ari on sumi-gaeshi about thirty seconds from the end. Read more

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Rafaela Silva is back to Olympic level

12 Jul 2019 19:55

Brazilian Olympic champion Rafaela Silva earned her sixth Grand Prix title with a resounding win over European Games silver medallist Nora Gjakova (KOS) in the U57kg final. Silva took her opportunity with 53 seconds left as she countered a weak uchi-mata on the edge of the contest area by rolling over Kosovo’s star for ippon and gold for Brazil. Read more

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Nora Gjakova in the driver seat U57kg

20 Jun 2019 09:10

The weight class U57kg is always competitive and the European women have had various aces to try to win the major international titles but since 2009 not a single European woman was able to take a World or Olympic title. At the European Games in Minsk we will learn who is able to get close to the Japanese, Mongolian or Brazilian rivals. Read more

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Olympic champion Silva beats world champion Yoshida

10 May 2019 22:35

Olympic champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil ruled in the U57kg category as the 2013 world champion defeated reigning world champion Yoshida Tsukasa (JPN) for the first time. Yoshida, who led their head-to-head series 3-0 before today, was the favourite to win in Baku but Silva pounced with 15 seconds left for a waza-ari score to claim her 12th Grand Slam medal but first of the golden variety. Read more

Result City Date
3Tel Aviv23 Jan
7Abu Dhabi2019
1Tashkent2019
3Budapest2019
3Baku2019

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