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Preview: Asia vs Europe in men's U60kg class

19 Sep 2018 14:30

   JudoHeroes
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The men’s U60kg category is somewhat devaluated without a lot of tough guys. Like Smetov, Urozboev and some more talents. The 68 athletes will for sure make a party tough, but one side is more Asian oriented, the other more Eastern European.

In Pool A, Nagayama (JPN) has a few tough fighters to potentially contend with, namely Chkhvimiani (GEO), McKenzie (GBR), Ozlu (TUR). Although he has not fought Ozlu before, he has beaten the other two. He will probably get through and eventually top the pool.

A quick look for the favourites will point out the two World Leaders from Japan Ryuju Nagayama as world number one and separated from his rival Naohisa Takato in pool B until the semi final, Takato (JPN) has Garrigos (ESP) and Mudranov (RUS) to potentially contend with. Although Takato lost to Mudranov at the 2014 Chelyabinsk World Championships, he has beaten the Russian on many more occasions. However, he has never fought Garrigos, so that might be a bit challenging. Still, he is likely to be the one to get through.

Having to fight his compatriot in the semifinal is probably the worst thing for Takato although he would have probably liked to fight in him the final. It's highly likely they will end up meeting in the semis though and in this case it's a really tough call because Nagayama has beaten Takato twice before. It really could go either way but we will go with Takato, who is hungry for his third World title.

In Pool C, Mshvidobadze (RUS) has Lutfillaev (UZB) as his main contender for top of the pool.

in Pool D, Papinashvili (GEO) has home favorite, Safarov (AZE), Kyrgyzbayev (KAZ) and Takabatake (BRA) to contend with.  Home ground advantage means a lot, so we believe Safarov may be the one who ends up going to the final.

If it's Takato vs Safarov, Takato has the best papers. They have fought four times in the past and it's 4-0 for Takato. We all think it’s gonna be Japan first.

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