Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Extraordinary technique for Bozbayev to grab the gold medal
21 Jan 2018 17:00
The first men's final of the third day of the Grand Prix in Tunis was no surprise as top seed and 2014 world silver medallist Toth Krisztian (HUN) was opposed to number two and Baku Grand Slam winner in 2017, Islam Bozbayev (KAZ). The first attack came from Bozbayev who applied a masterpiece of tai-otoshi, like the one you learn at the judo club for a perfect ippon. With a great deal of fairplay, Toth congratulated him at the end of the contest.
The first match for the bronze medal saw 2014 world junior champion Rafael Macedo (BRA) and David Klammert (CZE), never a medalist at a world circuit event, competing for a podium finish. Klammert executed a beautiful utsuri-goshi for a perfect ippon, winning his first ever Grand Prix medal.
With thirteen medals won on the world judo tour, Noel Van ‘t End (NED) is a regular at major judo events. But after a mediocre year in 2017 (one bronze medal at the Grand Slam of Russia) he was in Tunis to relaunch what he expects to be a better season. For the bronze medal he was opposed to Frazer Chamberlain (GBR) who has so far only won medals at the continental level. Half way to the end, nothing was scored but Van ‘t End to his side when Chamberlain was penalized twice. But then the Dutch launched a aerial piece of sode-tsuri-komi-goshi for ippon, transformed into a waza-ari as the landing was not flat on the back. With thirty seconds left on the scoreboard, Noel Van ‘t End flipped over Chamberlain to catch him with an immobilisation for ippon. This was the eighth medal on a Grand Prix for Van ‘t End.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Two-time World Judo Masters winner Beka Gviniashvili (GEO) put the U90kg category on notice in Zagreb as he struck his first IJF gold medal since 2017. The 23-year-old showed his explosive judo which gave him a reputation as one of the most feared and highly-rated judoka in the category before he switched categories in the build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Read more
The Russians have sent a remarkable team to the European Games. Of course, they have a wealth of choice and the focus is in Tokyo. Still in the category we will miss last year’s champion Mikhail Igolnikov. Former World Champion Nemanja Majdov will fight in Minsk after doing a few exams last week. Read more
Former world champion Nemanja Majdov of Serbia won his first Grand Slam title as he ended Azerbaijan’s hopes of gold in the U90kg category. The 2017 world title winner narrowly defeated Düsseldorf Grand Slam gold medallist Mammadali Mehdiyev (AZE) by a waza-ari score to end his wait for gold on the Grand Slam stage and doubled his head-to-head advantage over his rival to 2-0. Read more
Former world champion Gwak Donghan (KOR) was the star performer in the U90kg category as he concluded an impressive display with a win over World Judo Masters bronze medallist Islam Bozbayev (KAZ) in the final. Olympic bronze medallist and 2015 world champion Gwak recorded his second Grand Slam triumph by throwing his Kazakh opponent with a seoi-otoshi and a uchi-mata as he scored a waza-ari each time. Read more
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
Merit Petersen (GER)