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Hopes of home heroics for Hungary at World Championships

16 Aug 2017 09:00

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation

Since the first joint men’s and women’s World Championships in 1987 the hosts have claimed at least one gold medal in all but four editions. The tradition, which also extends to having home field advantage on the tatami at the Olympics, has been reinforced over the last decade since the Worlds became an annual event in 2007 (except for Olympic years).

Since 2005 only one World Championships has ended without a home champion. Surprisingly that was in 2014 in Chelyabinsk when Russia were unable to win gold half way between their outstanding results at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Hungary will look to their inspirational veteran Ungvari Miklos, who at 36 may be competing in his last Worlds, along with 23-year-old former world silver medallist Toth Krisztian and world number four Joo Abigel.

Éva Csernoviczki won gold the last time Hungary hosted a major championships when she ruled Europe in 2013 in what will be a good omen for the judo-loving nation who will upbeat about their chances at the summer festival of judo and their fans will create a cauldron of harmonious noise all week long at the full to capacity Papp László Arena. 

Check out the stars of Hungarian judo

The team of Hungary for the home World Championships:

1-60 kg SZABO
2-73 kg UNGVARI
3-81 kg UNGVARI
4-81 kg CSOKNYAI
5-90 kg TOTH
6-90 kg VER
7-100 kg CIRJENICS
8-100 kg OHAT
9+100 kg BOR
11-52 kg PUPP
12-52 kg SZABO
13-57 kg KARAKAS
14-70 kg GERCSAK
15-78 kg ERDELYI-JOO
16-78 kg SALANKI
18+78 kg KARPATI
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