Or Sasson Judoka

Or Sasson

Or Sasson

  • Country:Israel
  • Born:18 August 1990 (30 years)
  • Popularity
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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Or Sasson concludes successful Grand Prix for Israel

26 Jan 2020 11:30

What better final could the enthusiastic Tel Aviv public hope for than the one that pitted the holder of 20 medals on the World Judo Tour, Kim Sungmin and the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Or Sasson (Israel)? After the warm-up of the Paltchik final, once again the Israeli public could make their voices heard and show their passion for judo. After only 25 seconds and a first drop-seoi-nage by Or Sasson, Kim relaxed too much and had a waza-ari scored against him on the edge of the tatami. Read more

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Olympic medallist Ori Sasson chases former glory

23 Jan 2020 08:25

Israel's towering heavyweight Or Sasson, 29, has been winning medals on the IJF stage for a decade. The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, who enjoyed a resurgent 2019 season which saw him Grand Prix and Grand Slam honours, starts his year at home and will be desperate to open his campaign with a repeat of his 2019 victory. Read more

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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

Result City Date
1Tel Aviv25 Jan
7Qingdao2019
1Budapest2019
2Ekaterinburg2019
5Paris2019

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