Hifumi Abe Judoka

Hifumi Abe

Hifumi Abe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:9 August 1997 (22 years)
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Hifume Abe became World Champion in 2018 in Baku and 2017 in Budapest. He took bronze in Tokyo in 2019. Abe became well known since he won the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014. He fought the World Junior Championships final in 2014. Won silver at the World Cadet Championships in Miami. He won the Grand Slam in Tyumen and Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016 as youngest winner. In 2017 he won the Grand Slams in Paris, Tokyo and Ekaterinburg. World Mixed team gold in Tokyo in 2019.
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The Dream matches of the year

24 Dec 2019 19:05

Joshiro Maruyama won the Worlds at his first attempt and in doing so secured a monumental win over defending world champion Abe Hifumi at the semi-final stage. It turned out to be one of the best fights of the year. Read more

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Masters in Qingdao with promising Japanese team

9 Dec 2019 11:15

The last event for this year is preparing for the ultimate Masters in Qingdao, in the year in advance of the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo. This time Japan sent an awesome team of 10 men and 10 women. Some super clashes may again lead to an all Japanese final. Read more

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Hifumi Abe keeps dream alive after defeating Joshiro Maruyama

22 Nov 2019 15:10

Former world champion Abe Hifumi beat current world champion Maruyama Joshiro (JPN) in a spectacular final to stop the latter from being picked today for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read more

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The heat is on at the Osaka Grand Slam

21 Nov 2019 08:10

Judo in japan is always interesting to know about, even their national competitions as Kano Cup, All Japan Championships or University Championships. When IJF Tour lands in Japan, a special athmosphere is capturing the world of Judo. One year before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the olympic road is turning tigh in many categories and many coaches from different countries are starting to have headaches to make their selection. Read more

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Abe v Maruyama: Former champion v new champion

19 Nov 2019 16:25

Two-time world champion Abe Hifumi and new world champion Maruyama Joshiro are locked in one of the most gripping domestic battles for Olympic selection in the sport’s history. They are two incredible talents with amazing skillsets but only one can go to Tokyo 2020. Read more

Result City Date
1Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
3Tokyo2019
2Fukuoka2019
1Budapest2018

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