Manuel Lombardo Judoka

Manuel Lombardo

Manuel Lombardo

  • Country:Italy
  • Born:4 December 1998 (21 years)
  • Popularity
Italian judoka Manuel Lombardo opened 2019 with a victory at the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv. He won the IJF World Masters in 2019 in Qingdao. He became European Cadet Champion U18 in 2015. In 2017 he won the Junior European Cups in Lignano and La Coruna. He took bronze at the European Open in Oberwart in 2018. Lombardo was fifth at the 2019 World Championships. He took silver at the Grand Slam in Brasilia and gold in Abu Dhabi in 2019.
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Manuel Lombardo: The Judo Day Of My Life

30 May 2020 09:05

This picture was taken back in January 2014, at the excellent Lignano Sabbiadoro Winter Camp in Italy. In the picture Olympic Champion from London 2012, Mansur Isaev, has some words of encouragement for (just turned) 15 year old Manuel Lombardo, as Christian Parlati looks on, both youngsters transfixed. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Manuel Lombardo

27 Mar 2020 10:15

Manuel Lombardo started last year well by winning the gold medal at the 2019 Tel Aviv Grand Prix. He followed that up with a brilliant upset against Japanese superstar Hifumi Abe at the 2019 Paris Grand Slam. But he didn't catch the broader judo public's attention until the 2019 Tokyo World Championships where he threw Abe with a stunning counter that was awarded ippon by the referee. Locked up in Italy Lombardo speaks up about all questions of JudoInside partner Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy. Read more

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Reactions of the top judoka on postponement of the Games

24 Mar 2020 14:25

The IOC will move summer Games to 2021 over coronavirus pandemic. That was announced on Tuesday, which is a very unfortunate situation for all judoka and all athletes in the world involved. Here are the main reactions from some of the athletes in the IJF World Tour. We asked some of our judo world leaders for a reaction. Read more

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Manuel Lombardo considered Young judoka of 2019

23 Dec 2019 15:35

World-class Italian hotshot Manuel Lombardo won three IJF events in 2019 starting with the opener, the Tel Aviv Grand Prix, and finishing in December with the Masters, on the back of victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. Read more

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Italian starlet Manuel Lombardo aces Masters debut

12 Dec 2019 13:45

Italian super talent and Junior World Champion Manuel Lombardo won World Judo Masters gold by conquering four-time Grand Prix winner Ganbold Kherlen (MGL) in the U66kg final. The Italian Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner made an immediate impact having qualified for his first Masters as he turned under the Mongolian to throw for a waza-ari score. Upon review, the score was upgraded as Ganbold had bridged to try to escape and in doing so endangered himself to slip to defeat via the maximum score. Read more

Result City Date
1Qingdao2019
1Abu Dhabi2019
2Brasilia2019
5Tokyo2019
5Düsseldorf2019

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