Or Sasson Judoka

Or Sasson

Or Sasson

  • Country:Israel
  • Born:18 August 1990 (29 years)
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Or Sasson of Israel won Olympic bronze in Rio 2016. Sasson is winner of European Games silver in Baku +100kg. He opened 2019 with a victory at the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv. He won silver at the Grand Slam in Paris and won gold in Tbilisi in 2016. At his comeback in October 2017 captured gold at the Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2017 and silver in Zagreb in 2018. He took silver at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg in 2019 and gold at the Grand Prix in Budapest.
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Preview Grand Prix Zagreb with Riner but without Tushishvili

25 Jul 2019 14:55

The seventh edition of the Grand Prix in Croatia will start on Friday with 558 athletes lined up from 87 nations. It is actually six edition in Zagreb as the first in 2013 was held in Rijeka. There were about 700 registrations but many athletes cancelled and among those was World Champions Guram Tushishvili who is training in the mountains. Teddy Riner though is present to build up a position in the World Ranking and to secure an early qualification. Read more

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Or Sasson back on track with heavyweight gold

14 Jul 2019 20:20

Israel’s Or Sasson had the final say at the Budapest Grand Prix as he conquered Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win his fourth Grand Prix title. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam silver medallist Sasson threw with a ko-soto-gake eight seconds into golden score for gold and, after this stellar showing, will expect to be in the frame for a medal at the World Championships in Tokyo. Read more

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Heavyweight glory for Russia’s Tamerlan Bashaev

17 Mar 2019 16:30

Tamerlan Bashaev of Russia struck Grand Slam gold for the first time in his career by defeating Olympic bronze medallist Or Sasson (ISR) in the closing seconds of their +100kg final. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Bashaev dropped under his Israeli rival with his trademark seoi-nage for a waza-ari score with four seconds left on the clock to end the tournament on a high for the hosts. Read more

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Or Sasson sets Israel on fire with home victory

26 Jan 2019 19:05

Olympic bronze medallist Or Sasson ended the historic first IJF event in Israel on a high for the hosts as the heavyweight maestro won the last final of the competition. Sasson defeated The Hague Grand Prix winner Yakiv Khammo (UKR) in golden score to win Israel’s fourth Grand Prix gold medal and to make sure his country finished out of sight at the top of the medal table. Read more

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Countdown for inaugural Judo Grand Prix Tel Aviv

17 Jan 2019 08:10

The IJF World Judo Tour 2019 will launch in just over a week with a brand new event. The new season will open in Israel with the inaugural Tel Aviv Grand Prix from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 January. Read more

Result City Date
1Budapest14 Jul
2Ekaterinburg17 Mar
5Paris9 Feb
1Tel Aviv24 Jan
5Abu Dhabi2018

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