Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
No visa for Armenian European Champion Ferdinand Karapetian for Baku
7 Sep 2018 12:35
Armenia’s national team will not participate in the 2018 Judo World Championships in Baku due to lack of proper security guarantees. Armenia and Azerbaijan haven’t been friendly states over the last decennia. European Champion Ferdinand Karapetian is not able to attend these World Championships.
The 2018 European Champion took a silver medal at the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg this year as well. He also competed for Russia where he won national medals as senior and U23. Won silver at the Golden League in Samara in 2014. This year he won bronze at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf in 2018, but the world number 13 cannot compete in Azerbaijan.
“The host country has refused to provide proper security guarantees to the Armenian delegation,” the Armenian Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs said.
In the same weight category U73kg Armenia have Arsen Ghazaryan at WRL 67. In 2009 Armenia won its only World Championships medal, in Rotterdam (NED) by lightweight Hovhannes Davtyan.
Also Uruguayan Alain Aprahamian, who is an Armenian descent is worried about his participation as he still didn’t get a confirmation of his visa while the investment of travelling from Uruguay is significant.
The World Championships Seniors and Teams Baku 2018 will be held from September 20 to 27.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Russia became the winner of the medal table at the European Championship in Tel Aviv. The Russians won four gold medals, France was second with three gold medals, all in the women’s division. Read more
The home crowd in Tel Aviv had high expectation for Sagi Muki of Israel to win gold in a relative new weight category U81kg. Muki won European Games gold in 2015 U73kg but could convert success in his category U81kg. However with the European top present in Tel Aviv that assignment was not easy. Read more
The venue for the Grand Prix in Tbilisi will be packed with men mainly to watch men. Women’s judo hasn’t developed very well yet in Georgia, but there’s enough to look forward to. Still the men set the tone for Georgia and on the second day Lasha Shavdatuashvili is one of the men to watch. He knows and was special guest at the draw for this Grand Prix on Thursday. Read more
Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Tsend-Ochir Tsogtbaatar struck U73kg gold as the young Mongolian defeated Düsseldorf Grand Slam bronze medallist Ferdinand Karapetian of Armenia. Tsogtbaatar became the youngest ever Grand Slam winner for Mongolia. He became 22 on Friday and gave himself a hell of a birthday present. Read more
Olympic champion Ono Shohei of Japan was back to his brilliant best as he won all six contests in Germany to return to the medal podium for the first time since Rio 2016. Ono was matched against silver medallist Rustam Orujov (AZE) in a rematch of the Olympic final and the outcome was the same as the Japanese superstar was back with vengeance after a short-lived comeback at the Tokyo Grand Slam in December. Read more
Mihail Marchitan (UAE)