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Khasan Khalmurzaev inspirator for cadet boys at day 3 in Chile

11 Aug 2017 16:05

 IJF Media Department    JudoHeroes

At the third day of the Cadet World Championships Balkan countries seemed to go for their chances. In the girls’ division Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia have good medal chances. Georgia and perhaps Tajikistan are expected medal catchers in the boys categories. But as always the Japanese will set the tone. Who will we see in the future senior or junior division?

Girls U57kg

Cadet European Championships winner Lara Cvjetko (CRO) lost out in her first contest at the EYOF last time out and has the considerable task of returning to winning ways at the strongest competition in her age group. Cvjetko, 15, will hope to win one more Worlds medal for Croatia’s expanding roster of exceptional female talents at the expense of judoka such as Cadet Pan American Championships gold medallist Bruna Bereza (BRA), Cadet European Championships silver medallist Giovanna Fusco (ITA) and EYOF champion Kaja Kajzer (SLO).

2009 Flávia Gomes (BRA)

2011 Rebecca Bräuninger (GER)

2013 Jennifer Schwille (GER)

2015 Ryoko Takeda (JPN)

Girls U63kg

EYOF silver medallist Anja Obradovic (SRB) has Cadet World Championships experience having won a bronze medal two years ago in Sarajevo. The 17-year-old won the Cadet European Championships in June and is now in a prime position to mount a substantial challenge for the top prize in Santiago. Cadet Pan American Championships winner Gabriella Moraes (BRA) and Cadet Asian Championships bronze medallist Yuan Pei Chun (TPE) will all see their continental honours as the platform to win a Worlds medal in Chile. 

2009 Miku Tashiro (JPN)

2011 Erina Ike (JPN)

2013 Szabina Gercsák (HUN)

2015 Sanne Vermeer (NED)

Boys U73kg

Cadet European Championships gold medallist Lasha Bekauri (GEO) has arrived in Santiago on the back of three successive victories and will be one of Georgian’s top medal hopes in Chile’s capital city. The Tbilisi-based judoka won two Cadet European Cup events before winning the European title in June and starts as the favourite for the U73kg title this week. Bekauri defeated Kenny Komi Bedel (ITA) to win his latest gold medal and the Italian will be aiming for the reverse this time around while Cadet and Junior Oceania Championships winner Uros Nikolic (AUS) will be hoping for a longer day than his one contest at the 2015 Cadet Worlds. Check the number of Russians that won this category in the past.

2009 Khasan Khalmurzaev (RUS)

2011 Suleiman Vyshegurov (RUS)

2013 Zaur Ramazanov (RUS)

2015 Vasili Balampanasvili (GRE)

Boys U81kg

Cadet Asian Championships winner Dzhakhongir Madzhidov (TJK) will compete in a new continent and at a new level in his young career when he dons his Tajikistan judogi on Friday. The 17-year-old has the winner of the European version of the continental championships, Mert Sismanlar (TUR), for company along with EYOF bronze medallist Eugen Matveiciuc (MDA) and Agustin GIL (ARG) who won the Pan American Championships at the u18 level on 1 July.

2009 Jae-Hyung Lee (KOR)

2011 Beka Gviniashvili (GEO)

2013 Louis Krieber Gagnon (CAN)

2015 Falk Petersilka (GER)

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  • Anja Obradovic (SRB) - European Cup U21 Leibnitz (2017, AUT) - © Sebastiano Simeoli
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