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Major changes in the World Ranking if bonus beckons

17 Dec 2018 09:55

The final U60kg at the Masters in Guangzhou was a financially interesting one. The numbers one and two of the World Ranking list fought each-other. Robert Mshvidobadze won the Masters and defeated his Georgian rival Amiran Papinashvili. Read more

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World heavyweight champion Guram Tushishvili repeats 2017 victory

16 Dec 2018 14:50

Georgian World champion Guram Tushishvili underlined his superiority at the helm of the men’s heavyweight category as he won his second World Judo Masters crown. Tushishvili bombarded double Olympic bronze medallist Rafael Silva (BRA) with attacks and the Brazilian crumbled under the intense onslaught from Georgia’s man of the moment. Read more

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Japan dominates Masters with seven gold medals

16 Dec 2018 14:10

With seven gold medals the Japanese fighters clearly dominated the Masters where the best athletes were fighting at the last event of the year. The Japanese didn't even bring their number one choice. British judo legend Neil Adams is double Olympic silver medallist, 1981 world champion, five-time European champion shared his technical analysis of last day of IJF action for 2018. Read more

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Varlam Liparteliani retains Masters crown

16 Dec 2018 14:05

Olympic and world silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani of Georgia successfully defended his Masters title as he typically led the way for Georgia. World bronze medallist Lkhagvasuren Otgonbaatar (MGL) was unable to contest the final due to an injury and so the world number one was awarded the win to extend his lead at the summit of the weight category. Read more

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World champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili beats nemesis Toth

16 Dec 2018 13:35

World champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) triumphed at the World Judo Masters in Guangzhou for the first time with a superstar performance in the U90kg category. Former world silver medallist Toth Krisztian (HUN) has long been a bogey man for Sherazadishvili and entered the event with a 4-1 head-to-head record over the Spaniard. Read more

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Japanese teen Akira Sone defeats Cuban Legend Ortiz in Guangzhou

16 Dec 2018 13:15

Japanese youngster Sone Akira defeated world silver medallist Idalys Ortiz of Cuba to win her first major title on the IJF World Judo Tour. Sone, 18, showed no fear as she went up against arguably the most decorated female heavyweight in the sport and the 29-year-old Cuban struggled under the immense degree of pressure from the Japanese teen. Read more

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Mami Umeki takes crucial win in race for Tokyo 2020

16 Dec 2018 12:10

Former Japanese world champion Umeki Mami ruled the U78kg category at the IJF World Masters in GUnagzhou as the former owner of the red backpatch was the last Japanese judoka standing on Sunday evening. World number 10 Umeki held down Osaka Grand Slam winner Sato Ruika (JPN) for 20 seconds for gold to arguably propel her to pole position in the ever-changing battle for Japan’s one spot at Tokyo 2020 in the U78kg category. Read more

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