Ba-Ul An Judoka

Ba-Ul An

Ba-Ul An

  • Country:South Korea
  • Born:25 March 1994 (26 years)
  • Popularity
An Ba-Ul of Korea became World Champion in 2015 in Astana U66kg. He won silver at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 U66kg and bronze at the 2018 World Championships in Baku. An Baul also won the World Junior title in 2013 and won silver in 2011. He won the Universiade in 2015. In 2015 he won in Abu Dhabi and GP Düsseldorf and IJF Masters in 2016. An won gold at the European Open in Rome in 2017. He won bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2017. An won the Grand Slam of Paris in 2018 and 2020.
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Korean domination as An Baul defeats Kim U66kg

8 Feb 2020 18:30

Olympic silver medallist An Baul of Korea made a timely return to form and beat his teammate to gold as he now looks set for another tilt at Olympic gold this summer. Baby-faced An, 25, who won the world title in 2015, registered an unblemished record while Japan-based Kim, 27, squandered the chance to register a vital win over his compatriot as he tamely surrendered the final after receiving his third shido in golden score. Read more

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An Ba-Ul dominates men’s U66kg

23 Jan 2020 20:00

An Ba-Ul was the big man at the first day of the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv, the opening of the IJF World Tour. Korean An qualified for the final against Yerlan Serikzhanov (KAZ). An needed less than thirty seconds to score a first Waza-ari to take a serious advantage on the final victory, which he confirmed a few moments later with a second Waza-ari on a left shoulder movement. Read more

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Manuel Lombardo rewards himself for five-star showing

24 Oct 2019 18:35

World number 10 Manuel Lombardo of Italy won all five of his contests by ippon as he charged to his first Grand Slam title. The 20-year-old outperformed former World Judo Masters winner Orkhan Safarov (AZE) in the final as the Italian scored with a ippon-seoi-nage and a modified kata-guruma respectively to win by two scores without reply. Read more

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Former Korean world champion An Baul looking for his form

24 Oct 2019 06:25

Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist An Baul (KOR) has been low in confidence this year and has only featured at one IJF event in 2019 as he’s endured a torrid year with Tokyo 2020 firmly on the horizon. An is desperate to recapture his form and turn around winless 2019 season. Read more

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Tokyo Preview Men U66kg: Japanese will likely destroy the rest

26 Aug 2019 00:10

The U66kg category in Tokyo is hard to predict, but when it comes to the finallists, it’s doable as some athletes are way above the rest. There are two Japanese in this category and the gold could easily go to either one. Abe is the more accomplished internationally but the older Maruyama has beaten Abe in both domestic and international competitions. Read more