Xunzhao Cheng Judoka

Xunzhao Cheng

Xunzhao Cheng

  • Country:China
  • Born:9 February 1991 (28 years)
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Chinese judoka Xunzhao Cheng was the surprise of the Olympic Games U90kg defeating three European top favourites and winning Olympic bronze in 2016 in Rio. He won the Grand Prix in Qingdao in 2012 U90kg which was one of his career highlights. The same year he won the East Asian Games. In 2016 he won silver at the Grand Prix in Almaty and in 2014 silver in Ulaanbaatar. In 2017 he won the Grand Slam in Paris as first Chinese man.
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Xunzhao Cheng: The perils of being away too long

18 Jun 2019 09:55

Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy keeps us up to date with trends in judo in the road to the Olympic Games and other milestone events. Taking a long period of time off is up to debate but the same thing can be seen in the case of Cheng Xunzhao of China who created not one, not two but three massive upsets at Rio 2016. Read more

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Chinese team without sensational Cheng Xunzhao

23 Aug 2017 23:00

The Chinese judo team will leave for Budapest on Friday to take part in the World Championships which kick off on August 28. Newly named Chinese Judo Association chief Xian Dongmei, a two-time Olympic judo champion, will lead the team to the worlds. Read more

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Olympic revelation Cheng bids to become China’s first male world judo champion

10 Aug 2017 15:05

China’s Cheng Xunzhao may have won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, but he left Brazil as one of its biggest winners. The 26-year-old ippon-seoi-nage specialist was unseeded at the Games and took part with little in the way of expectations or fanfare from his country. Whether or not he will compete in Budapest is the big question; he is not on the registration list yet. Read more

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Victory of Cheng not a surprise anymore but still first ever Grand Slam gold

12 Feb 2017 21:30

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Cheng Xunzhao showed this Olympic heroics were not down to goof fortune as he performed just as well in Paris to win his first Grand Slam gold medal. Cheng, who was unseeded and unheralded going into the Games, had a Qingdao Grand Prix gold medal from 2012 to his name until Rio 2016. Read more

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Mashu Baker defeats Varlam Liparteliani in U90kg final

10 Aug 2016 23:20

Japanese Mashu Baker became the Olympic Champion, the 21-year old star was the most solid in a race for the gold where many favourites had to leave the Arena earlier than they hoped. Cheng Xunzhao was the surprise of the day winning the bronze medal after knocking out three European medal candidates in the preliminaries. In the semi final he lost to Baker, but came back in the match for bronze against Otgonbaatar Lkhagvasuren of Mongolia who finished fifth. Read more

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Result City Date
7Rome16 Feb
1Paris2017
3Rio de Janeiro2016
2Almaty2016
3Tashkent2016

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